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May 29, 2012
Judge denies injunction in health care lawsuit

OLYMPIA…King County Superior Court Judge Sharon Armstrong today issued a ruling in favor of the Attorney General’s Office in Mackey v. McKenna, a case brought by a group who urged the court to force Attorney General Rob McKenna to file amended briefings in the US Supreme Court six weeks after oral arguments and other briefs were filed in the case.

The court denied the plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction forcing McKenna to file amended briefings within three days.

“We appreciate the court’s careful deliberation in this matter,” said Janelle Guthrie, spokeswoman for the Attorney General’s Office.

The Attorney General’s Office has also filed a motion to dismiss this case in its entirety. However that motion was not before the court at this time. The next hearing is set for June 22.

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Contacts: Janelle Guthrie, Deputy Chief of Staff/Communications Director, (360) 586-0725

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