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Thursday, May 12, 2005

Judicial Activism Gets Local Treatment

There's an interesting dust-up going on in Floyd County over a Commonwealth's Attorney's position. The current CA Gordon Hannett, an Army Reservist, has been activated and is being sent to Iraq. Hannett hired an attorney to try cases in his absence, but a Circuit Court Judge has taken it upon himself to replace Hannett with a different attorney. Sitting Attorney General Judy Jagdmann has issued an opinion siding with Hannett.

The State Supreme Court will be ruling on the issue soon. I'm sure that'll be interesting, but I really want to hear John Behan's take on the issue.


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