Judge: Power County commissioners hiring of outside counsel unconstitutional

Judge: Power County commissioners hiring of outside counsel unconstitutional

by
Mitch Coffman
June 19, 2012
Mitch Coffman
June 19, 2012

Power County commissioners Delane Anderson, Ronald Funk and Vicki Meadows violated the Idaho Constitution when they hired outside counsel, reports the Idaho State Journal.

District Judge David C. Nye issued the ruling, saying "The commissioners can not create a self-made necessity by refusing to adequately fund the prosecuting attorney’s office, particularly when that funding is available but is diverted to outside counsel."

The commissioners were challenged by prosecutor F. Randall Kline, who believes the commissioners had exceeded their powers when they hired outside counsel.

Idaho Freedom Foundation
802 W. Bannock Street, Suite 405, Boise, Idaho 83702
p 208.258.2280 | e [email protected]
COPYRIGHT © 2021 Idaho freedom Foundation
magnifiercrossmenucross-circle
>
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram