AG Tells AU: County Attorneys
Yesterday afternoon, Attorney
General Mark Shurtleff contacted AU team member Ken Olafson
and claimed that the county attorneys of Weber, Davis, and
Salt Lake have all capitulated and will surrender the
confiscated proceeds to the State Treasurer. According to
Utah State Statute 67-5-1, Shurtleff is required to both
county attorneys. Shurtleff still has offered no
substantive plan to go after these county attorneys personally
for their contempt of the rule of law.
We are pleased by this news.
But, frankly, these counties had no other choice. Judge
Medley's ruling in the forfeiture cases was strong and
predictable because Medley himself was compelled by applicable
law. As the Institute for Justice mentioned in their
press release, the
county attorneys' arguments bordered on the frivolous.
General Shurtleff, in his
typical, reckless and callous fashion, told the
Tribune today that he is still committed to destroy
Initiative B—and by so
doing undermine the integrity of Utah law enforcement and the
will of the people.
Accountability Utah, the
Institute for Justice,
Utahans for Property Protection, and others will be there to
oppose—through citizen activism and litigation—General
Shurtleff and any other tyrants.
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