NC AG: Office Should Not Defend Unenforceable Law

Attorney General Roy Cooper says his office shouldn't defend in court a challenge to the health care overhaul approved by North Carolina legislators if it becomes state law because the measure is unenforceable.

Cooper told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday his office believes the legislation doesn't work because federal law trumps state law. He also said there are likely unintended financial consequences should Gov. Beverly Perdue sign the bill into law or let it become law without her signature.

The bill approved this week directs Cooper to enter a lawsuit or challenge a federal health care provision requiring most people to get health insurance or face a penalty.

Cooper announced last year he wouldn't join a lawsuit, leading to the GOP legislation in Raleigh.


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