Edwards Asks Court To Define State Attorney General’s Role
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards is asking a Baton Rouge court to define the role of Louisiana's attorney general — laying out what he can and can't do in state government.
NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/2fNmhz9 ) the Edwards administration's request comes in response to Attorney General Jeff Landry's decision to sue the governor.
Landry is trying to block Edwards' executive order that bans discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in state government. The governor and attorney general have a Wednesday court appearance on the issue.
In filings made ahead of that appearance, Edwards is asking the court to declare that the governor is the "superior constitutional officer" to the attorney general and that "the position of the Governor prevails" when the two elected officials come into conflict over legal issues.
Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com
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