TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is
joining fellow Republicans in assailing the federal overhaul of
health care as an attack on personal liberty.
But he also warns that the U.S. Supreme Court may take a
narrower view, making it possible for the law to survive legal
challenges. The court hears arguments over three days, starting
Schmidt said during an interview with The Associated Press that
the high court's ruling could be a historic one that limits the
federal government's reach or makes it virtually limitless.
But he also acknowledged that the high court may focus instead
on the health care system.
Kansas is among 26 states challenging the law championed by
Democratic President Barack Obama. Schmidt planned to leave Monday
morning for Washington, returning Wednesday.
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