Minnesota won’t sue over health care overhaul

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson says after reviewing the new federal health care law she will not join more than a dozen other states in challenging the law in court.

In a letter to Gov. Tim Pawlenty Swanson says her review determined a lawsuit is unwarranted, and that the Supreme Court is unlikely to overturn the law on constituional grounds.

Pawlenty and GOP state lawmakers have urged Swanson, a Democrat, to sue. Not only is Swanson refusing, but also she says she will file a friend of the court brief in support of the law.

She says the governor and others are free to file their own briefs in opposition.

Here is Swanson’s letter.

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