The rumor-mill has MO AG Koster considering another party-switch to make a future run for governor. Let us nip that in the bud immediately.
Our office has a fiduciary duty to defend Missouri law. What we do, how we do it, is something that we are actively reviewing. There’s a lot of subtleties and research that has to be gone through. We have heard what the General Assembly has said. We are listening to the people and we will not lose that moment.
"Active review," of course, is code for, "We hope this will go away while we pretend to do something." Any lawyer worth their weight should be able to read and understand VA v. Sebelius in a matter of hours (although tea partiers seem to have a better grasp of the legal issues than most lawyers these days). And it is not like Koster has to start fresh; at least that was not the case with the Comcast settlement Koster recently joined. He might even get a campaign contribution for joining the Obamacare lawsuits like he did for joining the Comcast settlement.
At any rate, while I would like to see our state officials join the Obamacare lawsuits, I worry that Koster will just flip to the other side after he joins. This is not the sort of person either party should want in government.