(Thomas Mitchell/4TH ST8) With Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto it is not about the law or the constitution, it is all about liberal politics.
How else can one explain why she took a pass when the governor ordered her to join two dozen other states in challenging ObamaCare in federal court, but she leaps at the chance to join 22 other states and D.C. to contest the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United that reaffirmed free speech rights of people who assemble as corporations or unions?
In a letter to the governor just prior to taking a hike on ObamaCare, Masto wrote:
“My office will conduct a thorough legal analysis of the bill for any potential constitutional flaws. If this office institutes litigation against the Federal Government, that lawsuit will have a solid basis in law and will be able to withstand the scrutiny of a federal court. Anything less would be a disservice to the citizens of Nevada and would be a waste of taxpayers’ dollars.”
When the case was heard before the Supreme Court the justices raked the administration attorney over the coals on basic constitutional flaws that Masto could not or would not see.
But the AG is willing to “waste taxpayers’ dollars” on a case that most legal observers think is highly unlikely of succeeding.
“It is highly unlikely that the Court would reverse its decision in Citizens United,” the AP quotes law professor Richard L. Hasen of the University of California-Irvine as saying.
Masto’s standards are transparently biased against constitutional values and toward liberal group think.