We ought to keep that in mind as events unfold in the lower courts regarding Nevada's challenge to ObamaCare.
When AG Catherine Cortez Masto refused a directive from the governor to challenge the constitutionality of the federal law forcing private citizens to carry health care, it appears to me she put party politics over her job. She said the case didn't have merit. But each time the law gets a lower-court review, it becomes obvious that the constitutional challenge does have merit. At least enough to get to the U.S. Supreme Court.
And that makes Masto look more like a political hack than a competent lawyer for the people of Nevada.
Yesterday a federal appeals court expressed skepticism on the legality of ObamaCare. You can see the story here.
It begins: "If the Obama administration had any doubt that its signature healthcare law faces a severe challenge in court, it was erased soon after Chief Judge Joel Dubina open the proceedings here.
"'I can't find any case like this," Dubina said. 'if we uphold this, are there any limits' on the power of the federal government?"
It's a legitimate question that Catherine Cortez Mastos refused to ask when she shirked her duty.
Luckily, a private attorney stepped forward to do so.
You can find out more about the case and the lawyer, Mark Hutchison, in this edition of Nevada Lawyer.