Google spat testing AG Hood

Attorney General Jim Hood professes pride in the number of large corporations that he’s gone after as Mississippi’s chief legal officer. But the sprawling Google litigation he’s involved in continues to spawn embarrassing incidents.

Questions about Hood’s role are spilling over into his re-election race for attorney general against Republican Mike Hurst. It didn’t help that Google rolled out more evidence July 23 the Internet giant says shows Hood in cahoots with movie studios.

Hood is already trying to recover his legal footing after U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate ruled for Google’s effort to freeze an investigatory subpoena issued by Hood into its practices.

Jeff Amy