Apparently President Obama's penchant for enforcing only laws that he agrees with and ignoring or changing those he disagrees with (or those which will negatively effect the outcome of an upcoming election) is spreading throughout his administration.
Seemingly emboldened by the lack of any challenges by lawmakers in Washington Eric Holder has taken lawless corruption to a new level. In a New York Times interview published Monday, the U.S. Attorney General said that state attorneys general aren’t required to defend laws they consider discriminatory, including bans on same-sex marriage.
“Engaging in that process and making that determination is something that’s appropriate for an attorney general to do,” Holder told the Times.
A search on the job description/duties of an Attorney General provided the following:
The title attorney general often describes the chief law enforcement officer in government, whether it be on the federal, state or local level. The attorney general also acts as the country's representative in legal matters and as the lead legal counsel for his government.
At the federal level, the attorney general often gives advice and opinions to the president and other federal departments. The attorney general also manages what is considered one of the world's largest law offices and the central agency for enforcement of federal laws.