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Indiana will join a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the health care reform bill Congress passed in March, The Hill reports. The state's Republican attorney general, Greg Zoeller, said Sunday on Fox News that Indiana would become the 15th state involved in the legal action.

Zoeller emphasized that the constitutional challenge had little to do with the content of the law. "It's really part of our job description to bring these challenges," he said. "It's not something that says whether we are for or against the measure; it's really to check to see whether the federal government has extended itself, using its authority, where it really doesn't have it."

Thirteen states, led by Florida attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Bill McCollum, first filed the suit, which alleges that the health care law violates the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution. Virginia has filed its own suit challenging the law.

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