State Police told to break the law Tuesday, Sep 9 2014
Only I decide what’s constitutional!
All laws in Louisiana are presumed to be constitutional until they are challenged in the courts. Obviously, the attorneys who advise the La. State Police Retirement System don’t know that.
In a 7-page opinion, the lawyers told the board that if they believe a law to be unconstitutional to simply ignore it. In other words, the La. State Police can pick and choose what laws they want to obey.
I can’t wait to see the reaction on the Trooper’s face when he stops me for speeding. I’ll tell him I believe the speed limit is an unconstitutional infringement on my Civil Rights and based on the above referenced opinion to his colleagues, I’m ignoring it.
Only the Supreme Court can ultimately declare unconstitutional. That can only be done if a lawsuit is filed to declare a law unconstitutional. We learn that our first semester in law school.
Ignoring a law by a public employee or official is Criminal Malfeasance. Thus, ignoring the law as recommended by the Florida attorneys would have put the board in violation of the malfeasance law.
Thanks to State Senator Dan Claitor filing such a lawsuit, the Troopers are no longer in danger of being charged with Malfeasance.
The LSPRS board should file a lawsuit against their lawyers to get our money back that they spent on the opinion.
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