RI Attorney General ’10

Erik Wallin, on Thursday’s District Court Ruling that the Federal Healthcare Mandate on Individuals is Without Precedent

By Carroll Andrew Morse | October 19, 2010 |

The question below was asked to the campaign of Republican Party Attorney General candidate Erik Wallin, following Thursday’s District Court ruling allowing the challenge to the Federal healthcare law challenge filed by a group of state Attorney Generals to go forward…In responses to questions from Edward Fitzpatrick of the Projo in April and from Anchor…

Robert Rainville, on Thursday’s District Court Ruling that the Federal Healthcare Mandate on Individuals is Without Precedent

By Carroll Andrew Morse | October 19, 2010 |

The question below was asked to the campaign of Independent Attorney General candidate Robert Rainville, following Thursday’s District Court ruling allowing the challenge to the Federal healthcare law challenge filed by a group of state Attorney Generals to go forward… In April, Mr. Rainville responded to an inquiry from Providence Journal columnist Edward Fitzpatrick regarding…

Peter Kilmartin, on Thursday’s District Court Ruling that the Federal Healthcare Mandate on Individuals is Without Precedent

By Carroll Andrew Morse | October 19, 2010 |

The question below was asked to the campaign of Democratic Party Attorney General candidate Peter Kilmartin, following Thursday’s District Court ruling allowing the challenge to the Federal healthcare law challenge filed by a group of state Attorney Generals to go forward…In August, a spokesman for Mr. Kilmartin’s campaign stated, in response to a question from…

Chris Little, on Thursday’s District Court Ruling that the Federal Healthcare Mandate on Individuals is Without Precedent

By Carroll Andrew Morse | October 19, 2010 |

The question below was asked to the campaign of Moderate Party Attorney General candidate Chris Little, following Thursday’s District Court ruling allowing the challenge to the Federal healthcare law challenge filed by a group of state Attorney Generals to go forward…In April, Mr. Little responded to an inquiry from Providence Journal columnist Edward Fitzpatrick regarding…

Intro: Federal Judge Rules that the Attorney Generals’ Suit Against the Federal Healthcare Law can Continue. What Do the Candidates for RI AG Think About This?

By Carroll Andrew Morse | October 19, 2010 |

Last Thursday, Judge Roger Vinson of the Federal District Court of Northern Florida ruled that the lawsuit challenging the new Federal healthcare law filed by 20 state Attorney Generals should be allowed to continue. His reasoning is very straightforward. The Federal Government’s power to act is limited by the Constitution…My review of the statute is…

Christopher Little on the Virginia Healthcare Lawsuit

By Carroll Andrew Morse | August 10, 2010 |

As his campaign promised, Moderate Party candidate for Rhode Island Attorney General, Christopher Little, has responded to Anchor Rising’s inquiry about last week’s Federal District Court ruling allowing a legal challenge to the new Federal healthcare law to proceed. In April, Mr. Little had told the Projo’s Edward Fitzpatrick that “it seems, in terms of…

RI Attorney General Candidates on the Federal Court Ruling that It is Not at all Obvious that the New Healthcare Law is Constitutional

By Carroll Andrew Morse | August 5, 2010 | Comments Off on RI Attorney General Candidates on the Federal Court Ruling that It is Not at all Obvious that the New Healthcare Law is Constitutional

On Monday, Federal District Court Judge Henry Hudson ruled that a legal challenge to the new Federal Healthcare Law, brought by the Attorney General of the state of Virginia, can proceed (Washington Post coverage is available here). Judge Hudson was quite succinct in explaining at least one Constitutional rationale for his refusal to grant the…

Erik Wallin at the Rhode Island Republican Assembly Endorsement Convention

By Carroll Andrew Morse | June 17, 2010 |

This past Saturday, the Rhode Island Republican Assembly held its endorsement convention for statewide candidates. Candidates were allowed to make a short statement, then took questions from the audience. As always, RI-RA members asked direct and pointed questions of the candidates. Erik Wallin spoke to the convention about his campaign for Attorney General in Rhode…

Erik Wallin’s Anti-Corruption Plan, Part 2

By Carroll Andrew Morse | May 27, 2010 |

During yesterday’s campaign event where Rhode Island Attorney General candidate Erik Wallin unveiled his anti-corruption legislative package, I had the opportunity to ask the candidate about the importance of the law versus the surrounding political culture when it comes to fighting public corruption…Erik Wallin: “It is important for the people to understand, and part of…

Erik Wallin’s Anti-Corruption Plan, Part 1

By Carroll Andrew Morse | May 26, 2010 |

Republican Attorney General candidate Erik Wallin has definitely (and thankfully) not bought into the “you have pass a bill to find out what’s in a bill” attitude towards lawmaking currently en vogue in the United States Congress. On Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Wallin unveiled the specific changes to the law he intends to introduce, to fight…

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