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For Immediate Release
April 16, 2007

Media Contact:
Raquel Guillory, 410-576-6357
rguillory@oag.state.md.us

Statement of Attorney General on Decision to Not Seek
Review Before the Supreme Court

Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler today issued the following statement regarding the decision to not petition the US Supreme Court for certiorari in the case of Maryland’s Fair Share Health Care Act:

Attorney General Gansler announcing decision with DLLR Secretary Tom Perez and AFL-CIO President Fred Mason.

“After very careful and thorough consideration, the Office of the Attorney General will not seek review before the Supreme Court on the Fair Share Health Care Act.

“The reason we are not seeking review is not because we think the law is unconstitutional. It is clearly constitutional and two courts have so held. What the courts found was that the law was preempted by a very broad federal law called ERISA. We believe that seeking further review would not be successful.

“Our decision today will make the issue of access to health care for more Marylanders one of the dominant issues during next year’s legislative session.”

Attorney General Gansler announcing the decision with DLLR Secretary Tom Perez and AFL-CIO President Fred Mason.
 


   

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