Nevada AG rejects Gibbons’ request for ruling |

Nevada AG rejects Gibbons’ request for ruling

(AP) – Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto is rejecting Gov. Jim Gibbons’ request for an immediate ruling on the constitutionality of the U.S. Senate’s health care bill.

In a statement, Masto said she has been monitoring the legislation and been in contact with other state attorney general offices about the issue. But she says any legal action challenging the constitutionality of the legislation can only take place once the legislation passes both houses of Congress and becomes law.

Gibbons has criticized the legislation crafted by Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, and says he wants the state to sue the federal government if it passes.