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Michael Wallace Will Represent State In Healthcare Lawsuit

April 13, 2010
tags: Haley Barbour, healthcare, Michael Wallace
by Brett

The AP is reporting that Haley Barbour plans to join the multi-state lawsuit challenging the new healthcare legislation in mid-May. This comes after Attorney General Jim Hood said thanks, but no thanks to representing the state but releasing Barbour to hire someone on his own.

We have learned that Jackson attorney Michael Wallace will represent the state at no expense to the taxpayer.

You may remember that name before. Wallace was appointed by President Bush to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2006, but his nomination was blocked by Democrats and Wallace eventually withdrew his name. He is currently in private practice in Jackson.


5 Comments leave one →
  1. RandomThoughts permalink
    April 14, 2010 2:10 pm

    The only thing positive in this is Wallace is doing it pro bono (ie for the publiticity).

    • INDEPNMS permalink
      April 14, 2010 5:42 pm

      Do you suggest an alternative course of action? Surely you don’t suggest that we simply take it on the chin and in our wallets. We do have the right to try to be free of unfunded mandates that will crush our state budget and make it pratically impossible to maintain other essential services. Any reasonable suggestion will be heard.

      • RandomThoughts permalink
        April 14, 2010 6:13 pm

        There have already been lawsuits filed and the challenge has already been made. If either the Florida or Virginia lawsuit is sucessful then the health care bill nationwide will be declared unconstitutional. Had Barbour paid someone to file their own lawsuit in Mississippi’s name it would have been a pointless waste of money. The case will only be heard once, right now so many people are jumping on the bandwagon for their own political gain.

  2. Joan permalink
    June 16, 2010 10:19 pm

    I think the law suit will be successful.

  3. Peggy permalink
    June 16, 2010 10:20 pm

    Obamacare will be done.

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