TOPEKA, Kan. — 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 Monday.
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.