6/3 – WABE (AUDIO) State Attorney General Says He Cannot Accept Outside Money to Fight HB-87 (2011-06-03)

WABE: State Attorney General Says He Cannot Accept Outside Money to Fight HB-87 (2011-06-03).

(2011-06-03)

(WABE)Just as a coalition of civil rights groups filed suit Thursday to block Georgia’s new immigration law, those in favor of the tougher measures were vowing to fund a legal fight of their own.

At least one prominent backer, D.A. King of the Dustin Inman Society, said he would help raise money to pay for the state’s legal battle.

“Even if there is no private legal team hired, there are a lot of Americans who would like very much to contribute money to Georgia to go back into the budget,” King told WABE.

But Friday, King said he got word from the Attorney General Sam Olen’s office that it could not accept money from private citizens.

A spokesperson for Olens confirmed state law prohibits the office from accepting such gifts, but also said the state likely won’t need the money because the case is being handled in-house.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: