July 21, 2013

As I read the July 17 Metro article about Ken Cuccinelli II, the Republican gubernatorial candidate in Virginia, defending the state’s sodomy law [“Cuccinelli looks to go on offense over sodomy law”], I saw something different from what The Post saw. I saw Virginia’s attorney general defending a law of the commonwealth.

Perhaps that’s a novel approach in the days when California’s attorney general refuses to defend a law passed by the voters of that state and the attorney general of Pennsylvania threatens to do the same.

I was taught that the judicial branch determined the constitutionality of laws and, unless they were struck down, the executive branch executed the laws. Then again, this is a nation in which a primary function of U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. appears to be deciding which laws not to enforce.

Paul Krumhaus, Annandale

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