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New Tenn. AG won't sign GOP letter on Obama immigration moves

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — New Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery isn't joining a group of Republican colleagues from other states in issuing a statement vowing "appropriate action" on President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration.

Slatery's predecessor, Bob Cooper, was heavily criticized by some Republicans in the Legislature for refusing to join a multi-state lawsuit against Obama's health care law. But Slatery doesn't appear to be in a hurry to promise litigation over another presidential move that has riled up Republicans in the state.

Slatery said in a statement that he will be giving "careful consideration to all the relevant facts" about issues of federal overreach to come to an informed decision.

The letter was signed by 19 current and incoming Republican attorneys general.