The Constitution’s AG

September 17, 2010 07:43

Regardless of his wishes about tangling with the federal government, those battles are making Cuccinelli — elected attorney general in 2009 as part of a GOP sweep in the commonwealth — a national name in the Republican Party and the conservative movement.

By at American Spectator


‘He told an approving crowd that he looked forward to taking the case to a building “about two blocks that way,” referring to the U.S. Supreme Court, where he vowed to “kill the health care bill dead.” The thousands at the 9/12 Taxpayer March on Washington loved it.’

‘”If the federal government can order you to buy Nancy [Pelosi] approved health insurance, they can order you to buy anything,” Cuccinelli told the Tea Party crowd in Washington. “And then, not only have we eliminated government of enumerated powers, we no longer have the compound republic we call federalism. States no longer matter, and that is one of the goals of this administration and Congress and in Virginia where it all began, we’re going to fight it until the very end.”‘

‘”We’re suing the EPA over the greenhouse gas. Unfortunately, I wish I didn’t have so much to do with the federal government, but if they keep lobbing these things over the wall, we’re going to keep hitting them back. Unfortunately, there’s plenty to do there for the foreseeable future, until we have a new Congress and a new president.”‘

‘In addition to his suit against the Environmental Protection Agency for regulating carbon without congressional approval, Cuccinelli is also probing aspects of the Climategate scandal in his own state.’

‘He issued a legal opinion that state abortion clinics can be regulated by the state and required to meet the same health standards as other outpatient surgical centers.’

‘He also issued a legal opinion that Virginia already has the authority to inquire about immigration status, similar to the controversial Arizona immigration law.’

‘”Your state’s attorney general is your last line of defense in protecting the Constitution against the federal government,” Cuccinelli said.’


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