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wanderer
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Posted : August 23, 2015 4:31 am
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Posted : August 23, 2015 5:24 am
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just a quick question. didnt the building of the gate have to be approved by the senate?

Yes. The VI laws state that only the legislative branch has the authority to allocate public funds for any purpose. In violation of these laws, the decision to "re-purpose" the funds was made by the executive branch, based on a legal opinion from the judicial branch.

so then, shouldnt all the senators be arrested for aiding and abetting. i mean they did approve this gate

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Posted : August 23, 2015 9:00 am
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While Dejongh got the acting AG's, Elliot Davis, opinion on use of funds, he did not get Legislative permission prior to repurposing the funds. Nor afterward, for that matter.

I don't believe the legislature could have authorized use of designated federal funds for this purpose but they may have been able to identify another source for the building of gate, fence and guard house since precedent had been set with both Schneider and Turnbull. (I think.)

You may recall the Dejongh and the VI Legislature had a fairly contentious relationship thruout his 2 terms.

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Posted : August 23, 2015 10:22 am
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so then, shouldnt all the senators be arrested for aiding and abetting. i mean they did approve this gate

The senators did not approve it.

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Posted : August 23, 2015 11:39 am
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thanks, i thought they had.

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Posted : August 23, 2015 2:31 pm
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Walker has shot himself in the foot to serve Master Mapp. A result of this political prosecution is that he has devalued all opinions coming out of the VIAG's office. No government agent will ever rely on another one of his attorneys' opinions, out of fear that another VIAG attorney will overrule that opinion and send them to jail for acting illegally. Has he no foresight? This is terrible precedent for the office to set.

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