PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane: Political Hack

PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane will not defend the state in a lawsuit against the state’s same-sex marriage ban. Kane is steadfastly refusing to do the job the people elected her to do. Guess the party.

Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane will not defend the state in a federal lawsuit filed this week challenging the constitutionality of the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, lawyers involved in the case said.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit Tuesday on behalf of 23 Pennsylvania residents, including 10 couples, a widow and two children. The Philadelphia Daily News first reported Kane’s decision, which she is expected to announce Thursday.

According to Pennsylvania law, the Attorney General does not have any discretion in which laws he or she has to defend (pdf).

(3) It shall be the duty of the Attorney General to uphold and defend the constitutionality of all statutes so as to prevent their suspension or abrogation in the absence of a controlling decision by a court of competent jurisdiction.

As expected, the leftists are treating Kane like a conquering hero, instead of shunning her for her malpractice.

Like Kane, I swore an oath to uphold the Constitution, but you know what? I just don’t feel like processing people arrested for felonies anymore. So, starting Saturday, I am going to release every defendant, without filing charges. How is that any different than what Kane is doing?

As Drew M. said, this woman should be impeached. If a state attorney general will not defend the state, who will she defend?

11 thoughts on “PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane: Political Hack

  1. realwest

    “As Drew M. said, this woman should be impeached. If a state attorney general will not defend the state, who will she defend? ”
    Why that’s an easy question, Wyatt – she’ll defend the “GLBT and ??” folks. Never mind that she isn’t in private practice and swore to uphold her position to defend Pennsylvania – what counts is the (no doubt fleeting) adoration of that particular group of citizens.
    Someone should start a movement to have her impeached or recalled and right quick, too. I am surprised (not really) that the PA GOP is too damned timid to do anything at all.

    But I know you will fulfill your duties under your oath because you are a Man of Honor.
    Hang in there Wyatt – only how long until retirement??!

  2. John D

    NY’s AG isn’t much better. Just another hack advancing a left wing agenda. The thing that makes it most aggravating is that people like this use our tax dollars to do it. I’m getting to the point where there isn’t enough duct tape in the world to keep my cranium intact.

  3. Wyatt Earp Post author

    Real – Only 17 more years. It’ll go by like that!

    John D – If she wants to be hacky, fine; run for governor, congress, etc. The AG is the top lawyer/law enforcement officer of the commonwealth. If she refuses to uphold the law, how can she prosecute others for the same?

  4. AJ Lynch

    And she has the nerve to announce her decision at the National Constitution Center? Librus are turning this country’s laws into a legal buffet where they think it is OK to pick & choose which laws they will enforce.

  5. Wyatt Earp Post author

    AJ – In her cloud cuckoo mind, this was the perfect venue because SHE believes the law is unconstitutional. And if she believes it, it must be so. She’s a liberal, dontchaknow?

  6. Jim Scrummy

    Yep, and she also clipped anyone having a VA or FL non-resident CCW permit. Those are verbotten in PA. Of course VA and FL said FY to her with PA’s non-resident CCW permit. I really am starting to loathe almost all politicians. They all suck.

  7. Mike47

    Nothing new. California AG Kamala Harris did exactly the same thing a couple years ago when Prop 8 went to the State Supreme Court as “unconstitutional”. Was there an outcry? No. Did we hear one peep out of the fracking ACLU? Nope. This is the age of pick-and-choose the laws you like to uphold, and screw the rest. Especially if they don’t fit your politics.

    Hey, frogs, isn’t it a little warm in this pot?

  8. Wyatt Earp Post author

    Jim – The problem is the AG position stopped being about the law, and started being about politics.

    Rick – Thee irony is she made her announcement at the Constitution Center. And make no mistake, Philly’s Constitution Center is run primarily by liberals who have little regard for the document. When you’re holding an exhibit on Bruce Springsteen…

    Mike47 = My issue is also with the alleged aggrieved. Among millions of PA residents, 23 were insulted enough to file a lawsuit. And this bint caves. America has become infatuated with appeasing the minority while ignoring the wishes of the minority.

    One a-hole can complain about the Ten Commandments, and governments remove them from public view. Freedom for me, but not for thee.

  9. Jo

    Why can’t you do your job instead of passing it off to Gov. Tom Corbett. It is the law that was passed in 1996 banning same-sex marriage. you can have your opinions, but the law is the law. It is your job to represent the commonwealth of Pa.

    And If you cannot defend the constitution of Pa. then why did you take the job. step down and let someone else do the job of attorney general.


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