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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Unconstitutional

For the third consecutive year, the courts have ruled one of our new laws unconstitutional. Republican candidate for Attorney General really thought he was on to something in authoring a law that had no chance of ever being enforced. The idea he would somehow get around the constitution by directing fines a children who by adult video games was laughable.

A letter to the editor in today’s Pioneer Press asks if we should have an Attorney General with legislative experience. The clear answer is no, we need to first find someone who understands the constitution, and understands the laws in existence. Neither Jeff Johnson, Mike Hatch or Matt Entenza fit that criteria. Steve Kelley didn't seem to care that we had a law requiring a referendum anytime a city or county wanted to raise taxes, so it remains to be seen if the 2nd chance DFL candidate will be any better. John James appears to be the only candidate who has had a career of respecting the law, rather then trying to bend it.

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