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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&#39;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&#39;s ability to file lawsuits on the state&#39;s behalf. If successful, Edmondson Oklahoma&#39;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,&#39;&#39; said Lynne Ross, executive director of the National Association of Attorneys General. <i>Source: KOTV</i>

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