Attorney General not joining Gov. McCrory in lawsuit over President’s immigration order

Roy Cooper 3North Carolina will not be joining Gov. Pat McCrory as a plaintiff in the multistate lawsuit filed earlier this week challenging President Barack Obama’s recent executive order on immigration.

McCrory signed on to that lawsuit in his capacity as governor and without the apparent support of his attorney general. Seventeen states and three other governors are also plaintiffs.

Yesterday, after the lawsuit had been filed on Wednesday, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest sent a letter to Attorney General Roy Cooper, asking him to join the case on behalf of the state.

In a letter today, Cooper declined, adding that he did not think it beneficial for the state to join the lawsuit and add to the divisiveness and inaction already surrounding the immigration debate.

Cooper’s words:

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  1. Alex

    December 6, 2014 at 8:08 am

    The only thing Roy Cooper is doing is running for governor. Why do we even have him on the payroll ?

  2. david esmay

    December 6, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Roy Cooper is a smart man, McCrony on the other hand, is not.

  3. Benny

    December 6, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Thank you David Esmay. You are correct.

    AG Copper statement is very wise and reasonable.

  4. Alex

    December 6, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    I agree David that getting paid handsomely for doing nothing is very smart !

  5. LayintheSmakDown

    December 7, 2014 at 9:00 am

    At this point why even have an AG at all?

  6. david esmay

    December 7, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Roy Cooper sees McCrony’s actions for what they are, a cheap, frivolous, political stunt that wastes the state’s time and money. Now that’s doing something the GOPers repeatedly fail to do.

  7. Alan

    December 8, 2014 at 9:33 am

    And where is the GOP outrage about wasteful spending? Chirp…..chirp….chirp…

    I have to assume the interns are upset that Roy Cooper isn’t one of the legal establishment that can simply be bought off?

  8. LayintheSmakDown

    December 12, 2014 at 8:52 am

    It is not wasteful if it is something you should be spending on, but the bureaucrat is refusing to do his duty. Also, the immigration fiasco will cost us big time, a lot more than a lawsuit.

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