State Supreme Court justices are considering the limits of Rob McKenna‘s power.
The attorney general’s authority is the subject of two cases that came before the court today for oral arguments. In one, Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes has challenged McKenna’s participating in a challenge of the federal health care overhaul. In the other, Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark is trying to force McKenna to continue to represent him in a legal case involving condemnation of state trust lands.
Twenty state attorneys general are suing over the health care bill. Among other arguments, they say the federal government doesn’t have the …