FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 11, 2010
Statement from Lt. Governor Kinder on Constitutional Challenge to Federal Health Care Law
CAPE GIRARDEAU – Lt. Governor Peter Kinder today issued the following statement regarding his ongoing constitutional challenge to the federal health care law:
“127 days ago, I filed a legal challenge at the Rush H. Limbaugh, Sr. federal courthouse. This lawsuit has given voice to the concerns of many Missourians who oppose Washington’s control of our health care system. To this date, the Obama administration has remained silent. On Monday, the deadline for the defendants to respond had expired. Each defendant in our case was given service of process on two occasions. The government’s failure to respond in a timely fashion is a further expression of contempt and arrogance against the people of our state who overwhelmingly oppose this law.
“Yesterday evening, our legal team filed a motion in which we have asked the court to order the Department of Justice to respond to this constitutional challenge within two weeks. This administration, like each of us, is answerable and accountable to the courts. The citizens joining me as plaintiffs in this case deserve to have their day in court, and all Missourians deserve to have their voices heard.”
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