AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Supporters of the federal health care overhaul law are making a final plea to Maine officials to not join states that are challenging the law in court.

But their request will likely to fall on deaf ears. Maine Attorney General William Schneider says he’s determined to have the state challenge portions of the federal law on constitutional grounds. He’s not sure yet when will be the best time to do it.

Also Tuesday, members of the Maine People’s Alliance delivered more than 2,600 postcards to Gov. Paul LePage’s office asking him and Schneider to stop plans to join the lawsuit. A LePage spokesman says the governor agrees the law is unconstitutional.

Meanwhile, a bill’s been filed in the Legislature to make it illegal to enforce the federal law.


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