#28 Apr 20, 2013
Worse, not only is he abrogating his role to advise, represent, and defend the state of Connecticut, his office is now suing the state. The high-profile case involves Cross Sound Cable Co. and represents an unprecedented power grab. Blumenthal sued to stop a cable being laid between Long Island and New Haven on environmental grounds. The suit was brought against the Connecticut Siting Council, the state agency that approved the cable. Just as in the case decided by the supreme court, Blumenthal filed the lawsuit in his own name, not on behalf of a state agency charged with these policy decisions.
Blumenthal claims that there is precedent for state agencies to sue each other, and indeed there is when lines of authority conflict. Try as they might, legislatures cannot foresee all possible conflicts. Courts step in to determine not who made the "correct" policy decision, but who has the actual authority. What Blumenthal wants, however, is something quite different. Instead of having legislators resolving policy differences, Blumenthal would make himself and the courts the final arbiter over policy.
The grab for power also crosses ethical lines. Two of the law firms that Blumenthal contracted with to sue the tobacco companies were run separately by his former law partner and his partner's wife. Blumenthal's defenders claim that other law firms simply didn't want the job. In a Connecticut Law Tribune article, however, a few lawyers disagreed, one complaining that "we didn't ever get a meeting" with the attorney general's office and another saying that his firm wasn't included despite agreeing to the state's contractual terms. Blumenthal's former partner, David Golub, acknowledged, "I know how it 'looks'— he's my former partner ..."
Yet, whatever the concerns about Blumenthal giving a contract to a former partner, where did he get the authority at the time the contracts were negotiated to commit the state to pay private attorneys a sum then estimated to be more than $250 million?
During 12 years in office, Blumenthal has grown arrogant. People in and out of state government are afraid of him and are scared to publicly speak about their experiences. The state supreme court has better uses of its time than to monitor the behavior of an out-of-control attorney general.
— John Lott is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.
#29 Apr 20, 2013
What the media has also failed to cover is the $50,000,000.00 lawsuit against the Ct. Judiciary and the ongoing suits against Family Court. Then there is the healthy Ct. cottage industry of the Illegal Road Contract. Even to the point of handing 34 million $$ to a contractor who dumped some drainage covers on the side of the road to fullfill his contract. Then the 100 million from the Teachers Retirement Fund that just walked out of the office in the form of a check that was to be invested for the Teachers, it was never found. Blumenthal actually refused to help in this matter.
#30 Apr 20, 2013
If muslims are terrorists why don't they shoot some Zionists in the face ? The Zionist Jews are the terrorists not the muslims . The Jews were even willing to make a new religion to get heathens to join them , "Christianity" .But since the Christians are not of the bloodline they go to hell too . Remember Jesus repeatedly said he came only for the lost family members of the Israel Family . The Apostles were all related to Jesus .Mary Magdalene is Jesus sister and her twin Thomas and her younger brother James . Jesus after hiding for years came back to try to claim the political throne of his father Julius Caesar . It didn't work so he started a new religion to get control of the peoples minds . He still got tithings and kept the titles that Marcantony gave him > 'king of kings ','king of the Jews','son of man / son of god'( Caesar was elevated by the Roman Senate to rank of "god" ). But the bastard is NOT of royal blood and neither was Abram . Blumenthal is a Jew , yes ?
#31 Apr 20, 2013
Yes he is. One of the really dirty lying stealing ones.
#32 Apr 20, 2013
Topix monitor must be one too. Starting to screw with my computer.
#33 Apr 20, 2013
Yeah this page rarely loads for me anymore!!
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