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Another activist AG bites the dust

Hans Bader of the Competitive Enterprise Institute recently released a report, "The Nation's Worst State Attorneys General," identifying the six worst AG abusers of the rule of law. The list:

1. Jerry Brown, California
2. Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut
3. Drew Edmondson, Oklahoma
4. Patrick Lynch, Rhode Island
5. Darrell McGraw, West Virginia
6. William Sorrell, Vermont

On July 15, Patrick Lynch dropped out of the Democratic race for the gubernatorial nomination in Rhode Island, no doubt anticipating the CEI dissection of his career.

On Tuesday, after 16 years as Oklahoma's AG, Drew Edmondson lost the Democratic nomination for governor, barely edged out by Lt. Gov. Jari Askins.

It's a good start, Hans!

UPDATE (1:45 p.m.): The Wall Street Journal examines Mississippi AG Jim Hood at length today as he again attempts to exploit the "plaintiffs bar-attorney general nexus," to bring BP oil spill litigation into state courts. It's a nicely thorough editorial, "Mississippi Justice on Email." But not a top six offender? Well, he'd make the top ten, Bader reports.

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Rafael Mangual
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