Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Real soon now, I'm sure I'll hear the Republicans complain about activist judges.

Via the AFL-CIO:

Maryland's Fair Share Health Care law, which requires large employers such as Wal-Mart to spend at least 8 percent of their payroll on employee health care or pay into a state fund, was overturned this afternoon by a federal judge.

The law was designed to encourage health coverage for workers at large, profitable companies and to prevent rich firms from sticking taxpayers with the health care costs of employees who are forced to turn to publicly financed health care such as Medicaid.