Leave it to lawyers to screw up something as nice as democracy. SMH.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
IF that ever changes, he will then have the excuse to not defend his state's constitution. Until that day, he has abandoned his oath of office and his sworn duty.
SO has anybody posted the AG oath yet?
has anybody post Va law on this yet?
wellim could be wrong i admit but im GUESSING they are similar to PAs and if so the AG is doing his job and no law or oaths were broken
heres how it worked in PA
so again i could be wrong cause i didnt look it up but if this is similar to the VA case, everything is in order
the law says
the oath says:attorney general may allow lawyers for the governor's office or executive-branch agencies to defend a lawsuit if it is more efficient or in the state's best interests.
she says:"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support, obey and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of this Commonwealth and that I will discharge the duties of my office with fidelity."
NOW what is ACTUALLY happening:"I cannot ethically defend the constitutionality of Pennsylvania's version of DOMA, (law banning same-sex marriage), where I believe it to be wholly unconstitutional," Kathleen Kane told reporters at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Thursday
you can disagree with her position all day long but she broke no laws nor did she violate her oath and she has totally fulfilled her job duties, there is zero logical support to think otherwise.The American Civil Liberties Union filed the first known legal challenge to Pennsylvania’s Defense of Marriage Act in Harrisburg earlier this week, naming Corbett, Kane and three other state officials as defendants. The suit argues that Pennsylvania’s law violates a fundamental right to marry and also goes against the Constitution’s equal protection clause.
Since Kane has declined to defend the law, the responsibility falls to Tom Corbett(former AG) to decide what to do. Pennsylvania General Counsel stated Thursday afternoon that Corbett’s office or a legal team of his staff “will continue to review the lawsuit"
if its not then maybe theres an issue here that needs looked at right away regardless if i agree or not
One of you will end up here next!