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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Cigarette fee appeal

So the governor is going to appeal the decision. I guess that's a good thing.

I'm not sure what good it will do. An earlier story quoted the governor as saying that the legislature should not be required to adhere to court agreements made by a previous attorney general, that it violates the separation of powers. I'm no lawyer, but that sounds like pretty faulty reasoning. Just because there has been an intervening election doesn't mean that all agreements are null and void. If that were the case, talk about a moral hazard, not to mention a complete breakdown of the legal process.

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