Monday, November 14, 2011

Do AG McDaniel and Arkansas Democrats Still Agree ObamaCare Suit Is “Frivolous”

Little Rock, Ark. – Republican Party of Arkansas Communications Director Katherine Vasilos released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s announcement that it will review President Barack Obama’s health care reform law: “Does Democrat Attorney General Dustin McDaniel still believe a 26-state lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare is ‘frivolous?’” asked Vasilos. “The Supreme Court of the United States does not hear frivolous cases, much less a case that Attorney General McDaniel said has ‘more to do with politics than law.’”

According to CNN, “Oral arguments will likely be held in late February or March, with a ruling by June.”

“It’s irresponsible for Arkansas Democrats to continue playing politics by pushing to implement a health insurance exchange before the Supreme Court has ruled on the law’s individual mandate,” said Vasilos. “Instead of trying to force Obamacare’s job-killing mandates on the people of Arkansas, state Democrats need to stop the partisan propaganda and allow the Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of the President’s health care law.”

SCOTUS Expected To Rule On Obamacare Suit By June 2012
“As expected, the Supreme Court has agreed to decide the constitutionality of the sweeping health care reform law championed by President Barack Obama. The justices made their announcement in a brief order issued Monday. Oral arguments are likely to be held in late February or March, with a ruling by June, assuring the blockbuster issue will become a hot-button political debate in a presidential election year.” (Bill Mears, “Supreme Court takes up challenge to health care reform law,” CNN , 11/14/11)

AG McDaniel Calls Obamacare Suit “Frivolous,” Says SCOTUS Will Uphold
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s Office: “It is our belief that any such lawsuit would be frivolous and would have more to do with politics than law.” (“Health care bill: Ark AG will not sue if health care bill is signed,” KTHV, 3/10)

“McDaniel said he believes the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold the law, but if it rules otherwise, he will work to ensure that Arkansas complies with the ruling.” (John Lyon, “McDaniel to Darr: State won’t sue over health care law,” Arkansas News Bureaub , 12/17/10)

Tags: SCOTUS, Obamacare, Federal health Care, RPA, Arkansas, AG, Dustin McDaniel

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