Judge denies injunction in health care lawsuit




SEATTLE (AP) — A King County judge has denied a motion to force Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna to alter his filings with the U.S. Supreme Court on the multistate lawsuit seeking to overturn the federal health care law.

King County Superior Court Judge Sharon Armstrong on Tuesday denied the preliminary injunction sought by dozens of women and liberal advocacy group Fuse Washington.

McKenna, a GOP candidate for governor, joined other GOP attorneys general in the federal health care lawsuit more than two years ago. He said that mandate was unconstitutional, though he supported other parts of the federal overhaul. The women’s lawsuit targeted his efforts to overturn the whole law — not just the part he disagrees with.