An investigation of Google by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood was halted earlier this month when a federal judge in Hood’s home state granted Google’s motion for an injunction.
Now, US District Judge Henry Wingate has published an opinion laying out his reasoning for siding with Google. In a 25-page order (PDF), Wingate found “significant evidence of bad faith” on Hood’s part.
In particular, Wingate said some of Hood’s remarks at a conference of attorney generals were overly threatening. According to a transcript submitted by Google, Hood said:
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