Senate Passes AG Bill

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Mississippi Senate has passed a bill that would restrict Attorney General Jim Hood's power to control the state's legal business.

Senate Bill 2084, passed Wednesday, would write into law what
share of a verdict could be earned by outside lawyers hired on contingency.

It would also require that the attorney general appoint outside lawyers if he had a "significant disagreement as to the legal strategy" with the head of an agency or elected official who had a legal issue.

The attorney general would also have to appoint outside lawyers if he declined to represent an agency.

The bill creates a three-man panel composed of the governor, the lieutenant governor and secretary of state that would referee such
disputes, deciding who should prevail. The loser could appeal into

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  • by veteran Location: lauderdale county on Mar 19, 2012 at 04:01 PM
    here is an idea, lets limit the Govenor's power.
  • by Don on Mar 17, 2012 at 03:29 AM
    This just goes to show what the Republicans are doing is evil and mean spirited and they should be voted out of office. They're coming after you next.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 15, 2012 at 07:00 AM
    Don't worry Mr. Hood. The Republicans are feeling their new found power and wanting to show you whose in control. These so called "conservative, bible talking Christians" don't realize that God is in control. They don't know that what they mean for bad will eventually turn out for good. You won't be in office for ever and what they are setting in place to "beat" you will still be in effect once you're gone. They will not want it then. They are all about power, but you continue to be about people. All things will work out for the good. Keep pushing and keep your head up in the midst of it all.
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