UPDATE: Hood tells Barbour he will not enter health care suit at this time

By Bobby Harrison/NEMS Daily Journal

JACKSON – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood sent a letter to Gov. Haley Barbour late Friday afternoon saying he has no intention of entering the lawsuits against the new federal health care legislation at this time.
In the letter, Hood said he doubts the lawsuits will succeed, but said he would monitor the situation and had plenty of time to enter the lawsuits at a later date “if some viable cause of action arises.”
Barbour had said he would sue if the attorney general does not.

More in Saturday’s NEMS Daily Journal newspaper.