Georgia has entered a lawsuit to fight federal health care reform.
Governor Sonny Perdue announced April 13 that he is appointing Frank C. Jones as the Special Attorney General to direct Georgia’s participation in challenging the federal health care legislation recently passed by the U.S. Congress. Georgia is joining the lawsuit filed by 18 other states in federal court in Florida.
Jones, who is working for no charge, has practiced law since 1950. His professional involvement includes past service as President of the American College of Trial Lawyers, President of the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society, 22-year member of the House of Delegates for the American Bar Association, President of the State Bar of Georgia and Member of the American Law Institute. Jones also currently serves as Trustee Emeritus of Emory University and Trustee of Wesleyan College in Macon.
“I am honored by Governor Perdue selecting me to lead Georgia’s team and I look forward to adding our state’s perspective to the others that have joined this challenge,” Jones said.
Governor Perdue also appointed the following Georgia attorneys as deputy Special Attorneys General: Mike Russ, retired Partner at King & Spalding; Jason Alloy and Josh Belinfante of RobbinsLaw LLC; Pitts Carr of Carr & Palmer; John Parker and Keith Blackwell of Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP; and Mercer University law professor David Oedel. These lawyers will also serve the state on a pro bono basis.
Sonny Perdue is probably the most imcompetent gov we have had since the days of Lester Maddox. He was a democrat until the wind changed directions,now he's a staunch Republican.
He's more of an embarrassment than anything else.
When your state Attorney General says you have no legal grounds for a lawsuit,yet you pursue one anyway,there is no way way to explain it other than Politics as Usual. Add a bunch of
Republican lawyers willing to work for free and you have the complete ugly picture.
The lead attorney has been practicing law since 1950. He has to be at least 80 years old.
What a joke!
The attorney's may be "pro bono" but the filing fees and court costs will still cost the taxpayers of Georgia hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars.
A frivolous expensive suit filed by Republicans who lied and told us they were conservative and for tort reform. Clearly, Republicans are neither. We need a third party for REAL conservatives. Don't vote Republicrat - vote LIBERTARIAN OR TEA PARTY.