STATE OF FLORIDA et al v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES et al

Filing 61

RESPONSE to Motion re 59 MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Brief and Memorandum in Support Thereof filed by STATE OF WASHINGTON. (WINSHIP, BLAINE)

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA Pensacola Division STATE OF FLORIDA, by and through Bill McCollum, et al., Plaintiffs, v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, et al., Defendants. ___________________________________________/ PLAINTIFF STATE OF WASHINGTON'S RESPONSE TO MOTION OF GOVERNORS OF COLORADO, MICHIGAN, PENNSYLVANIA AND WASHINGTON FOR LEAVE TO FILE AMICUS BRIEF Plaintiff State of Washington, by and through Robert M. McKenna, Attorney General of the State of Washington, hereby represents that it does not oppose the Motion of Governors of Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Washington for Leave to File Amicus Brief. Attached as Exhibit A is the letter of June 25, 2010, from Attorney General McKenna to the Court, further attesting to the State of Washington's position on the referenced motion. Respectfully submitted, BILL MCCOLLUM ATTORNEY GENERAL OF FLORIDA /s/ Blaine H. Winship Blaine H. Winship (Fla. Bar No. 0356913) Assistant Attorney General Office of the Attorney General of Florida The Capitol, Suite PL-01 Case No.: 3:10-cv-91-RV/EMT Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1050 Telephone: (850) 414-3300 Facsimile: (850) 488-4872 Email: blaine.winship@myfloridalegal.com Attorneys for Plaintiff States David B. Rivkin (D.C. Bar No. 394446) Baker & Hostetler LLP 1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Ste. 1100 Washington, DC 20036 Telephone: (202) 861-1731 Facsimile: (202) 861-1783 Attorneys for Plaintiff States, National Federation of Independent Business, Mary Brown, and Kaj Ahlburg CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that, on this 25th day of June, 2010, a copy of the foregoing Response was served on counsel of record for all Defendants through the Court's Notice of Electronic Filing system. /s/ Blaine H. Winship Blaine H. Winship Assistant Attorney General Office of the Attorney General of Florida 2 EXHIBIT A