MIAMI, March 22 Florida's attorney general will
file a lawsuit with nine other state attorneys general opposing
the healthcare legislation passed by Congress, a spokeswoman
said on Monday.
"The health care reform legislation passed by the U.S.
House of Representatives last night clearly violates the U.S.
Constitution and infringes on each state's sovereignty,"
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, a Republican, said in a
prepared statement announcing a news conference.
"On behalf of the State of Florida and of the Attorneys
General from South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Utah,
Pennsylvania, Washington, North Dakota, South Dakota and
Alabama if the President signs this bill into law, we will file
a lawsuit to protect the rights and the interests of American
(Reporting by Michael Connor, Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)