Ideology plays the most important part in these decisions.
The AG's duty to defend the State, stops with the first adverse decision, assuming the Judge in that decision was ruled correctly, as a matter of law.
We can all argue our own interpretations, as to that ruling. But it is our own ideology that is continuing the argument. Recognizing that, we can then argue whether or not the decision was actually the correct decision, as a matter of law.
When you cannot distance yourself of your own ideology, we get the results we are seeing in MD.