Healthcare lawsuit could be filed next month
JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour says it will probably be mid-May when he joins a multi-state lawsuit challenging a federal health care overhaul.
More than a dozen other states have already joined the federal suit filed by Florida.
Republican Barbour originally asked Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood to represent Mississippi. Hood said April 9 that Barbour could hire a private attorney to do the work.
Barbour sent Hood a letter April 13 saying attorney Michael Wallace of Jackson will represent Mississippi at no public expense.
Wallace often represents Republicans and was nominated to a federal appeals court in 2006 by then-President George W. Bush. Wallace withdrew his nomination, saying he didn’t think he’d get fair treatment from a senior Democrat in a confirmation hearing.
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