(The Return of) Ignatz, by Sam Heldman

Wednesday, January 29, 2003

political warfare
Interesting political fight going on in Georgia as to whether the State AG or the Governor gets to call the shots regarding the State's position in voting rights litigation; the Governor wants the State to withdraw its challenge in the Supreme Court (even though the Supreme Court has already noted jurisdiction and is to hear the case) and the State AG doesn't. See this article in law.com. Could partisan politics have something to do with it???? If this were Alabama, we would know the answer, at least as of a few years ago when I last had occasion to worry about this division of power: in Alabama, the AG gets to decide what the State's position will be in litigation, and the Governor can try to intervene to state a different position if he wants. (If you are truly curious about this, the Ala. S.Ct. cases on point as of a few years ago were Ex parte Weaver and Blue Cross, neither one of which is likely available online).

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