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in an unexpected and surprising comment to my last blog ALDERMAN ELECTIONS 2012, an incumbent Alderman requests a legal opinion from myself.
You can read the blog for yourself so i will only paraphrase it.
the Alderman starts out with a cursory summary of his interpretation of the separation of powers in the US Constitution. my suggestion, not opinion, is that the Alderman read the entire Constituions in detail.
Then the Alderman poses a question to me about the propriety of an incumbant (incumbent)alderman gathering nomination signatures for a judge and/or mayor. My open reply to the Alderman is that the proper venue for a legal opinion is either to the state election offices on the subject or the city attorney. there is or was an Ethics Board for the city which may be another forum. in reality without any other facts the question is rather moot.
the Alderman uses the word "monolithic" which i do not find in Blacks' Law Dictionary, and is defined in Websters' as a "single large block of stone". Then in a scattering use of verbs he talks of judges, non-partisan, conspiracy and dissent.
This is an example of a prominent elected city official making a public comment. you good citizens have until January 3, 2012 to file your nomination papers.
***use the link on your right. there are two similar headings. i started one and did not cancel it.