Speaker of the House Tim Moore, left, and Senate Pro tem Phil Berger have turned to private attorneys to defend bills Attorney General Roy Cooper has declined to defend. The private legal costs have cost taxpayers millions of dollars.
Speaker of the House Tim Moore, left, and Senate Pro tem Phil Berger have turned to private attorneys to defend bills Attorney General Roy Cooper has declined to defend. The private legal costs have cost taxpayers millions of dollars. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com
Speaker of the House Tim Moore, left, and Senate Pro tem Phil Berger have turned to private attorneys to defend bills Attorney General Roy Cooper has declined to defend. The private legal costs have cost taxpayers millions of dollars. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com

GOP leaders run a $9 million legal bill defending laws of questionable legality

August 08, 2016 7:19 PM