Thursday, March 25, 2010

Not All AG’s Abuse Their Office

J.B. Van Hollen may be ok with repeatedly abusing his office for partisan pandering, but the vast majority of AG's around the country are refusing to waste taxpayer's money on political stunts. The latest example comes from Kentucky.

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced yesterday that "he will not file a lawsuit against the federal government in trying to refuse the legislation." "I do not intend to use my authority as Kentucky Attorney General to sign our Commonwealth onto a health care lawsuit against the federal government, because I will not waste taxpayer dollars on a political stunt," Conway said. "Trey Grayson's gimmick may be good 'tea party' politics, but it's based on questionable legal principles," Conway said, referring to the Secretary of State's request that he file a lawsuit.

Update: Another AG refuses to abuse his office with JB-style political pandering. Despite threats and heavy political pressure, Georgia AG Thurbert Baker said, "I cannot justify a decision to initiate expensive and time-consuming litigation that I believe has no legal merit."

ht: Wonkroom at Think Progress

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