Walker Fires State Attorney

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    Mar 24, 2011 8:54 PM GMT
    Republican Gov. Scott Walker has fired the
    attorney who was representing the state in a
    lawsuit challenging Wisconsin's domestic
    partner registry.

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republican Gov. Scott
    Walker has fired the attorney who was
    representing the state in a lawsuit challenging
    Wisconsin's domestic partner registry.

    The conservative group Wisconsin Family
    Action alleges the registry violates the state's
    ban on gay marriage because it grants same-
    sex couples a number of legal rights. Former
    Gov. Jim Doyle, a Democrat, appointed
    attorney Lester Pines to defend the registry.

    Pines sent a letter to Dane County Circuit
    Judge Daniel Moeser on Tuesday saying
    Walker had terminated him. Pines declined to
    comment on why, saying those discussions
    took place while the state was still his client.

    Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie declined to
    comment on why Pines was released. He says
    the governor's office is working to appoint a
    new attorney.

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    Mar 24, 2011 9:08 PM GMT
    "First they came for the union members..."
  • GQjock

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    Mar 26, 2011 7:22 AM GMT
    oh but it's all about the deficit people ....... icon_rolleyes.gif