AGs Gone Wild

In Mississippi, Attorney General Jim Hood has made a habit of hiring profit-seeking private lawyers — who’ve supported him politically — as outside counsel to represent the state. In California, former AG Bill Lockyer concealed more than a hundred million dollars’ worth of contracts with lobbyists and private law firms, labeling them confidential to block public oversight. Many were no-bid contracts that went to firms with ties to Mr. Lockyer.

Wall Street Journal
11/13/7