Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Attorney’s General Office Will Oppose the ACLU Request to Suspend Act 1 (UPDATE)

I finally connected with someone from Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office, his spokesman Gabe Holmstrom. Holmstrom informed the Tolbert Report that the AG office plans to fight the ACLU’s request to the suspend Initiated Act 1. The ACLU has asked that the law, which went into effect on January 1, be suspended until the court has a chance to rule on their constitutional challenge. The ACLU has requested a hearing by January 12 but a date has not yet been set.

Holmstrom also indicated the Attorney General’s office does not “anticipate objecting to a request to intervene by the Family Council.” Jerry Cox has previously stated that Family Council, the organization that sponsored Act 1, has “serious questions as to whether he’s (McDaniel) got a conflict of interest.” Bringing Family Council on to assist in the case would be a prudent move by McDaniel and would help answer serious questions previously raised by “The Tolbert Report.”

UPDATE - Jerry Cox weighs in, telling the Tolbert Report, "Next week, we plan to ask the court to allow Family Council Action Committee to intervene in the case. We look forward to defending Act One."

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