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Monday, January 26, 2009

Touchy, touchy

Posted By on Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 11:17 AM

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel corrects the record about his office's response to the Family Council's motion to intervene in the lawsuit against Act 1, which prohibits adoptions in homes with unmarried couples. He did not object to the intervention, only to the suggestion that his office wouldn't vigorously defend the new law as it is required to do.

McDaniel is right, both as to the specific complaint and the larger issue. His position on the law when it was being debated is irrelevant to the lawsuit's defense. And, frankly, based on past work, I like his office's odds of doing a better job defending the act than the Family Council. Regrettably, given what I hope the outcome to be.

 

LITTLE ROCK– Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued the following statement to correct stories that ran in the Associated Press and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette over the weekend:
 
“The Response to the Motion to Intervene filed last Friday, January 23, by my office did not object to the Family Council’s intervention in this litigation.  Before our response was filed, we informed their attorney that the response would defend both my integrity and that of my office. That is what we did. Although we did not oppose their intervention, we asked that the court justify the intervention on grounds other than their baseless challenges on our integrity.”

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