Editorial: For Attorney General, John Adams


Editorial: For Attorney General, John Adams

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If Mark Herring had simply declined to defend Virginia’s marriage amendment prohibiting same-sex unions, that would be one thing. But the attorney general went further. He joined the plaintiffs who were suing his client, the Commonwealth of Virginia — despite the fact that he had voted for that very amendment as a state legislator.

Nor was that decision a one-off driven by the unique aspects of the case. Herring also hired outside counsel to defend Virginia’s voter-ID law rather than let his own office handle it. He settled a wrongful-death case, leaving taxpayers on the hook for $4 million, rather …

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