21 States Back Challenge Of Health Care Law In 8th Circ.

Law360, New York (July 19, 2011, 3:49 PM EDT) -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that Texas and 20 other states are supporting the Missouri lieutenant governor in his challenge of the health care reform law, urging the Eighth Circuit to hold that the legislation's individual mandate is unconstitutional.

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and four other state residents are seeking to revive a lawsuit that a Missouri federal judge tossed in April after finding the plaintiffs lacked standing to bring the suit and that their claims were premature or moot.

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