Thu
Jan 23 2014
07:23 am

SB1809 by Niceley "requires opinions written by the attorney general to be binding on state and local government entities until overturned by a court or changed in the law by the general assembly."

This doesn't sound like a very good idea. I guess everybody would like be able to ask their lawyer about something and have his/her opinion become law. Besides, isn't this why we have separation of powers in government?

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Knoxoasis's picture

Besides, isn't this why we

Besides, isn't this why we have separation of powers in government?

Yep.

Anonymous1's picture

Nicely must like one man

Nicely must like one man rule, as long as it's his man. It'd be the only way to get some of his stuff through, since there would be little public support for it.

Rachel's picture

This doesn't sound like a

This doesn't sound like a very good idea.

Consider the source. That's pretty much all you need to know.

Smoake Jones's picture

Opinions are like hemrroids

Every a$$h0wl has one and why in the world some appointed person in Nashville should be given the force of law if well beyond me.

Bad idea, bad law, and pretty much emblamatic of bad representation in Nashville.

Pam Strickland's picture

Clearly, he has not thought

Clearly, he has not thought this through.

Mello's picture

How many here...

How many of you here can remember a time your city or county sought an AG Opinion and once one was issued they simply raised the collective middle finger towards Nashville and stated "well, it's only an opinion!" then they go off and do whatever they want to do????

No fair using google or old posts! Who remembers?

While I don't support making an AGO the law I do wish that when the AG is ask for an opinion and one is issued that all cities and counties would at the very least be required to explain in detail to the voters why they are ignoring an opinion.

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