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Posted by: Josie Beets on Jan 29, 2014

An editorial in the Leaf Chronicle picked up from Knoxnews that argues against a bill proposed by Sen. Frank Nicely (SB1808) making attorney general opinions binding on state and local governments, also argues that the method of selection of the AG does not need to change. Currently, there are two proposed constitutional amendments making their way through the General Assembly that would change the way the AG is selected: one requiring popular election and one requiring appointment by the legislature. Both measures would go to the voters of the state for approval.