WI AG Van Hollen Takes On The Obama Administration
Scott Walker is usually lead attack dog when Wisconsin Republicans need to take a bite out of the Obama administration, like trashing Amtrak or Obamacare,
But state Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen got his chance to take a swipe at US Attorney General Eric Holder after Holder advised state attorneys general to step away from defending laws like Wisconsin's that discriminate against same-sex marriages.
The New York Times takes note:
“It really isn’t his job to give us advice on defending our constitutions any more than it’s our role to give him advice on how to do his job,” said Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen of Wisconsin, a Republican. “We are the ultimate defenders of our state constitutions.”
While the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, it has not weighed in on whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. The legal battleground, for now, has shifted to the states, and the collective voice of several attorneys general refusing to defend their laws could help sway those cases.
"No thanks. We'd rather go down with our sinking ship than grasp onto any life preserver you'd toss us. Don't you know I'm not running again?"
--J.B. Van Hollen
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