The lawsuit filed in Maine to stay enforcement of a Maine privacy law targeting minors, received a hearing today in federal district court. The Maine attorney general argued that the motion for a preliminary injunction should be denied and that the case should be dismissed. MediaPost reports that Attorney General Janet Mills, having already stated that she will not enforce the law, sought dismissal of the case on the grounds that “It is well-established that a federal court has no jurisdiction over a challenge to a state statute when there is no credible risk of enforcement.” Even though the plaintiffs in the case fear that the private right of action in the statute (which becomes effective Sept. 12, 2009) could bring an avalanche of lawsuits, the Maine AG contends that those lawsuits are hypothetical. She states in her papers, “Essentially, the courts do not require state officials to defend against theoretical lawsuits that might be brought by private parties against private parties.” The judge in the case, the Hon. John A. Woodcock, did not rule from the bench at today’s hearing. He indicated that he would have a ruling no later than Friday (Sept. 11, 2009). Stay tuned. . . .