AG defends use of personal services contracts to Legislature

by Ken Wetmore, KUAM News
Friday, March 18, 2005

The Guam Attorney General made his case for the use of personal services contracts for his office not in court, but at the Legislature today. Attorney General Douglas Moylan told Senator Robert Klitzkie's Judiciary Committee it was an emergency the legislation that needed to be passed.

"We're being hogtied," said Moylan, the island's first elected attorney general. "We do not have the ability to represent both civil cases and criminal cases and many of them are being dismissed and potentially dismissed." Senator Klitzkie seemed unenthused with today's legislation, at one point suggesting to the Attorney General he might let the bill go inactive after the hearing.

However, following the hearing the Judiciary chair told KUAM News the AG had made some good points and that he would see what could be done about the bill.

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