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.