NC attorney general asked to fight health care law


March 24, 2010 11:05:14 AM PDT
A Republican leader in the North Carolina Senate is urging Attorney General Roy Cooper to join 13 other attorneys general in blocking the health care overhaul. Cooper is a Democrat.

Senate Minority Leader Phil Berger of Rockingham County wrote to Cooper on Wednesday asking him to challenge the health care bill that President Obama signed into law on Tuesday.

Berger wants Cooper to join the fight in challenging the constitutionality of the law. He said protecting the constitution is not a partisan issue and if Cooper joins the case it would show that state elected officials are doing everything they can to protect individual rights.

Spokeswoman for Cooper, Noelle Talley, said earlier this week state attorneys are reviewing information sent to them from other attorneys general which is routine for all issues.

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