WSJ’s Latest Blasting of Attorney General Hood Goes Too Far

Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal ran this editorial tilted “Mississippi Justice on Email”. The article makes a poor attempt to connect the Scruggs State Farm litigation to Attorney General Jim Hood’s request to Congress that it rewrite federal law to allow Mississippi to sue Gulf Oil Spill companies in state court. In attempting to make a connection that is not there, the editorial made several comments that are insulting and unfair to the Mississippi legal system.

To be clear, I’m not defending Hood’s tactics with State Farm. I’m not a Hood apologist and I have criticized him several times on this blog. Suffice it to say that Hood probably could have handled the State Farm litigation better. But that does not mean that there is a connection between the State Farm litigation and the oil spill litigation.

Consider these statements in the editorial:

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7/29/10