How much is the Cooch’s losing streak costing Virginia taxpayers?

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is abusing his office in many capacities and with humiliating results.  His disregard for our state and federal laws has led to mountains of embarrassment for the state of Virginia.

An article in the Washington post by Robert McCartney highlights some of his recent legal defeats.

Concerning his failed suit against the federal government over Obamacare:

Cuccinelli is used to coming up short. Although he’s won battles over voter redistricting and Medicaid fraud, he’s had a remarkable number of losses on closely watched cases. Ironically, his much-publicized complaint against Obamacare didn’t even make it to the Supreme Court, because an appeals court tossed it out on grounds that he lacked standing to sue.

And his inexplicable understanding of how science works:

The setback in the EPA case was even more resounding. Cuccinelli argued that the EPA was wrong to rely on outside scientists to help it conclude that human activity is leading to global warming.  The court mocked that contention. It said building on past research “is how science works. EPA is not required to re-prove the existence of the atom every time it approaches a scientific question.”


In recognizing the Cooch’s flagrant abuse of power, it’s hard not to wonder how much it’s costing Virginia for him to play cowboy with the law.  If anyone has any insight on this, it would definitely be worth discussing.

Check out the entire article.