A Different Mess in Mississippi: the AG-Tort Lawyer Cabal

“This kind of quid pro quo,” writes the WSJ, “is legal in Mississippi and most other states. However, if this kind of sweetheart arrangement existed between a public official and business interests, you can bet Mr. Hood would be screaming about corruption. . . . A decision to prosecute is an awesome power, and it ought to be motivated by evidence and the law, not by the profit motives of private tort lawyers and the campaign needs of an ambitious Attorney General.”

WSJ Law Blog
2/25/8