Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Yes, Karen Valenzuela's appointment by the governor was totally legal

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Thanks to this, I can safely say that the intent of Amendment 52 (through Senate Joint Resolution 24) to our state's constitution absolutely gives the governor the authority to appoint a new county commissioner, if the a new one can't be chosen through the local level.

A twitter angel pointed me to the collection of voters pamphlets on the Secretary of State's website. And, if you look at the pamphlet from 1968, you find a clear description of SJR 24:

Pages From Voters Pamphlet 1968 Kingco 2007 000806

Nice.

Was Amendment 52 a minor edit? No, I don't think so. It overturned Munro v. Todd. Either way, the county commission took care of business yesterday.

Was Karen V's appointment legal?
Trying to explain why Karen Valenzuela was legally appointed

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