VIDEO: 59 Seconds Attorney General Bondi Must Watch
Last Friday, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne held a press conference to explain why he's not going to fight marriage equality in the state anymore - even though he disagrees with it personally. It's time for Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to follow the example of AG Horne and the other Attorneys General across the country. These senseless appeals and fighting for Florida's unconstitutional ban on marriage for same-sex couples does nothing but waste tax-payer money and inflict harm on those families affected by the ban.
"The decision that I make today is based on legal conclusions rather than policy considerations. I believe the first duty of the AG is to be a good lawyer. Lawyers live under rule 11, which provides it is unethical for a lawyer to file a pleading for the purpose of delay rather than to achieve a result. The probability of the 9th Circuit reversing today's district court decision is ZERO. The probability of the US Supreme Court accepting review of the 9th circuit decision is also ZERO. Therefore the only purpose that would be served by filing another appeal would be to waste the taxpayers' money. That is not a good conservative principle. I have decided not to appeal today's decision, which would be an exercise in futility and would only serve to waste the taxpayers' money."