Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and also Board member of CLW’s own Government Accountability & Oversight, was quoted in an article about attorneys general hiring private attorneys to represent the state’s interests at the taxpayers’ expense.
The article explains, “Though private lawyers routinely reach agreements to fund state litigation, they are also promised a significant chunk of the recovery that otherwise would have gone into state general funds.”
“Through litigation, and the initiation or mere threat of investigations, they can influence policy and obtain settlements [that] are destined to be, in great part, distributed among political constituencies,” Horner said. Horner continued, “The drive to use state AG offices to reclaim lost power in Washington has lost any governing limitations that once existed, to the point of seeking even to criminalize policy differences.”
This is just the tip of the iceberg of a larger and highly abusive approach to the office of state attorney general, attainment of which appears to be the political left’s (and climate industry’s) top target in upcoming elections.
A link to the article can be found here.