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Old February 22, 2014, 05:18 PM   #186
esqappellate
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Sure, a county is a political subdivision of the state, established by state law and subject to the laws of the state. The legislature basically can do anything to a county. But, the county and sheriff were sued by name here and I know of legal basis for the AG or the State to step into the shoes and "become" the County or the Sheriff. There is no parens patriae here. And the AG is not a party and the state is not a party. Neither can become a party without intervening as a party and it is more than a little late for that. Bear in mind that the panel did not invalidate a state law, it invalidated a county interpretation and application of state law.
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