Posted: Mar 22, 2010 3:03 PM by Melissa Canone
Updated: Mar 22, 2010 3:03 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says the congressional health care legislation approved this weekend is unconstitutional. Jindal said Monday that he's asked Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office to work with other states to protest the Democrats' health overhaul. The governor asserts states' rights privileges and contends the federal government can't require people to buy insurance. Caldwell says he hasn't decided whether he'll challenge the legislation in court. In a statement, Caldwell said he's got his
top staff researching the issue and he's conferring with other attorneys general around the country.
State lawmakers - who begin their annual legislative session next week - will consider a bill that attempts to nullify parts of the health care legislation. Similar bills have been filed in more
than 30 states.