Shouldn’t lawmakers follow the law? Wednesday, Sep 10 2014 

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What happened?

On July 16, 2012, it was announced that on August 9, 2012, Gordon Monk, the then-Legislative Fiscal Officer was retiring.

Members of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees held interviews to fill the post. Over two years later the leges have failed to elect someone as the Lege Fiscal Officer (“LFO”)

They did appoint a former lege staffer as the “temporary LFO.”

Law

State law requires there to be a LFO elected by a majority of the elected members of both the House and Senate. See law here.

However, two lege sessions have come and gone and the leges have failed to elect or even conduct more interviews for a LFO as required by law.

Apparently, state laws don’t apply to lawmakers in Louisiana.

Why?

It’s time we got some answers from the leges. Any of them care to explain?

C.B.

“King of Subversive Bloggers” – James Gill
 

State Police told to break the law Tuesday, Sep 9 2014 

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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.

C.B.

“King of Subversive Bloggers” – James Gill
 

Caught red-handed Monday, Sep 8 2014 

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Dork Dynasty’s top detective

Recently, there was story in Baton Rouge daily about a report to the LSPRS declaring the Edmonson Amendment to SB 294 unconstitutional.   In response [State Police Superintendent Mike] “Edmonson decried those who keep the pension story in news, saying they are politicizing for their own benefit.”

You can’t get anything past Edmonson and his “Dork Dynasty” sleuths.

I confess!

I had planned not to announce what I will not be running for this fall.   However, in order to de-politicize the Edmonson rip-off of the taxpayers, I hereby state, for the record, that I will not be running for anything in the fall elections.

Now that politics is removed from the issue, I can return to uncovering the misdeeds of “Dork Dynasty.”

C.B.

“King of Subversive Bloggers” – James Gill
 

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