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?