Arizona Governor Takes Her Own AG Off the Case
Brewer doesn't trust him to defend the new law
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2010 12:47 PM CDT
Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

(Newser) – Arizona Governor Jan Brewer doesn't want her own attorney general to defend the state's immigration law in court. She doesn't think his heart is in it. AG Terry Goddard is a Democrat (and potential challenger in the next election) who has stated his personal opposition to the law but promised to uphold his duties as the state's top lawyer. Not good enough, said Brewer, who removed him from the case while citing a "lack of confidence" in his conviction, reports the New York Times.

It didn't help that Goddard met yesterday with representatives of the Justice Department, who are considering a federal challenge to the law, before briefing the governor's legal team. “For some inexplicable reason, the Department of Justice officials met with the Arizona attorney general hours before meeting with the State of Arizona’s legal team, and then allowed the attorney general to hold a press conference to discuss the meeting,” said Brewer in a statement.

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thekeepitrealman
May 30, 2010 2:43 PM CDT
That is one UGLY woman!
scottaf68
May 30, 2010 12:37 PM CDT
I love this lady more people should be like her.
Abecedarian
May 29, 2010 11:39 PM CDT
SOCIALIST REPUBLICANS ON THE RISE! We will make up our own laws and cram them down your throat. Who cares what the constitution says, unless of course it helps our cause, if not it's not worth the paper it was written on. The Socialist Republicans have had a great leader, George Bush taught them well, if it doesn't work the way you want it...create your own laws or do it behind America's back. Its the Socialist Republican way. We want to rule our way or no way!