Wednesday, March 01, 2017


I tend to take columns by J. Christian Adams with a grain of salt. But what he discusses here is that the N C A G acted both as counsel, in a recent filing to the supreme court, as well as having been a witness at trial. That does appear to raise an ethical issue. Anything to it?

I have not read the N C Legislature's filing, which goes into more detail.


It is captioned as an "Objection". I have never seen that kind of filing before, to the Supreme Court. It claims to be a filing by the state of North Carolina, rather than by the legislature. I find that troubling.
So the Supreme Court is faced with two opposing filings, each claiming to represent the party in litigation. How often does that happen? The Supreme Court has posponed consideration of the cert petition for now at least.

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