AZ AG refuses to file suit against individual mandate

posted at 10:12 am on March 26, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Earlier today, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen explained how he needs to seek permission from the Governor or the legislature to pursue a lawsuit against the individual mandate in ObamaCare. In Arizona, they have the opposite problem. The Governor and the legislature want the AG to sue to protect against federal encroachment on state and individual privileges, but AG Terry Goddard — a Democratic candidate for Governor — refused. In a town hall sponsored by Americans for Prosperity, Arizona State Representative Vic Williams and Arizona State Senator Al Melvin explain this to the crowd, and pledge to make sure that Arizona joins the legal fight against ObamaCare:


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Terry Goddard always was a limp-wristed opportunist without any guts.

Under his watch as Mayor, then AZ HUD director, then Attorney General, Phoenix and its environs turned from a decent city to a gangbangers paradise.

LegendHasIt on March 26, 2010 at 1:51 PM

Will this be an issue in the JD/McCain race?

Angry Dumbo on March 26, 2010 at 2:04 PM

So its not just rural people I wonder if this will show in the 2010 census.

Kevin43 on March 26, 2010 at 1:44 PM

I have a theory about this: I know from personal experience living in suburbias as well as major cities across the country E to W coast & up & down in between that people become angrier when their space is encroached upon.
Therefore there is less common sense thinking going on.
When people have elbow room & a chance to breath & think, they then will think rationally.
As a rural person (very rural) I will say that city folks, even the conservatives, are a different breed.
But a conservative cityfied individual is open to the commonsense approach that is rural living.
Bcs living in rural places, especially when you have to take care of animals, gives you a different perspective on life & death.
It is this perspective that gives much wisdom about life in general.

Badger40 on March 26, 2010 at 2:16 PM

Many of you were saying you were in favor of “loser pays” in medical malpractice cases as a way to reduce lawsuits.

Would you be in favor of “loser pays” in this case (where the Attorneys General sue the US?)

Jimbo3 on March 26, 2010 at 2:57 PM

Do you have a link to that poll? I have not seen any polling on this race. I assume you are talking about RINO Mike DeWine?

KeepOhioRed on March 26, 2010 at 11:02 AM

This is the latest one, but I’m sure the lead has only widened since Sunday, 3/21.

http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2010/02/new_poll_dewine_up_big_over_co.html

flyawaybird on March 26, 2010 at 4:14 PM

Many of you were saying you were in favor of “loser pays” in medical malpractice cases as a way to reduce lawsuits.

Would you be in favor of “loser pays” in this case (where the Attorneys General sue the US?)

Jimbo3 on March 26, 2010 at 2:57 PM

I believe the “loser pays” strategy is in reference to frivolous lawsuits.

So you’re trying to compare apples to oranges.

BOHICA

Spiff sends regards.

SPIFF1669 on March 26, 2010 at 6:56 PM

Will this be an issue in the JD/McCain race?

Angry Dumbo on March 26, 2010 at 2:04 PM

It certainly needs to be. It should also be a big issue for the governor’s race. I would dearly hate to see Terry Goddard waltz into the governor’s office the same way Janet did.

Senator Kyl, I’m counting on your word that the GOP has the stomach to move forward with repeal of this terrible bill.

azkag on March 26, 2010 at 7:06 PM

Terry Goddard is a flaming leftist. God help us if he gets into office.
The fact he won’t sue is proof of who his real allegiance is with.

Hard Right on March 26, 2010 at 7:54 PM

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