By Craig McDermott, cross-posted from Random Musings
Note: The comment cited here was left on a post on my own blog, but since that post was cross-posted here and that cross-post has been updated because of the comment, this response post is being cross-posted too.
This week's "Coming Week" post on legislative committee activity brought forth a response, one that merits its own post.
The response to the original post -
Regarding your comments on the House Appropriations Committee agenda, nobody is being sued and most of SB1070 has been upheld. Factually, you are 0 for 2.
State Rep. John Kavanagh (Approps Chair)
The line relating to the SB1070 lawsuit that I used in the post -
- Appropriations, Wednesday 2 p.m., HHR1. One item on the agenda: HB2366, appropriating funds for nativist legislators and former legislators who have been sued over their involvement in the infamous (and mostly overturned by court decisions) SB1070.
Well, both Rep. Kavanagh and I were in error here.
From KGUN9, written by Ina Ronquillo -
Republican leaders in the Arizona Legislature want taxpayers to pay for a legal fight against subpoenas seeking emails from nearly two dozen current and former lawmakers in a case stemming from a challenge to Arizona's anti-immigration law, SB1070.
That lawsuit, by the ACLU, doesn't actually name the current and former legislators.
Instead, their records are being subpoenaed as part of the lawsuit over a law that they were heavily involved in enacting.
My phrasing was unclear at best, and plainly incorrect at worst, and will be updated. I apologize for any misconceptions caused by my poor choice of words.
However, there was nothing unclear about Kavanagh's statement in his comment - "...nobody is being sued..."
There is also nothing correct about it.