Hood prepares state defense in Musgrove lawsuit

JACKSON – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says his office is preparing to defend the state against a school funding lawsuit filed by former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, a fellow Democrat.

As the state’s official attorney, part of the job of the attorney general is to defend the state when it is sued. Some had questioned how Hood would feel about defending the state in the Musgrove lawsuit, since like the former governor, the attorney general has been an outspoken advocate for more education funding for local school districts.

While he offered few details because of the pending litigation, Hood recently said one area of defense is the fact that he does not believe what one legislature does can bind succeeding legislatures.

Daily Journal
9/14/14