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Poultry Behind Bill To Limit Attorney General's Authority

by 5m Editor
28 February 2005, at 12:00am

OKLAHOMA CITY - You won't find chicken tracks inside the state Capitol, but chickens _ and the litter they produce _ are at the heart of an attempt by some state lawmakers to restrict Attorney General Drew Edmondson's ability to file lawsuits on the state's behalf. If successful, Edmondson Oklahoma's top legal officer would be the only attorney general in the nation without independent authority to file lawsuits, a policy the administrator of a national attorneys general group said would erode his authority and set a bad precedent. ``In terms of the office of attorney general and his role in state government, that is really a step backwards,'' said Lynne Ross, executive director of the National Association of Attorneys General. Source: KOTV

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