Legal News Online, 10/1/7

First, Mississippi’s Democrats shielded Attorney General Jim Hood against the Republicans latest attack on him. Then, they went on the offensive.

The Mississippi Democratic Party said Friday that the state Republicans’ call for sunshine laws in the Attorney General’s office is duplicitous, given Republican Gov. Haley Barbour’s ties to a Washington, D.C., lobbying firm.

“The Republican Party attack on Attorney General Jim Hood is a hypocritical political stunt,” said Wayne Dowdy, chairman of the MDP.