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Credit for AG Jackley Where Credit is Due

This is a follow-up to my previous post about AG Jackley’s Legalized Extortion bill.  My original article was written just after Senate Bill 25 had passed the Senate with little opposition.  At that time, the bill appeared to be well on its way to the Governor’s office.  Then, something unexpected happened.

When the bill came up for consideration in house committee, Jackley offered an amendment to the bill such that it would only be applicable to felony arrests.  In short, Jackley listened to the concerns expressed by the bill’s opponents, and then attempted to balance those concerns with the needs of the proponents. read more

AG Jackley’s Legalized Extortion Bill

At the request of Attorney General Jackley, Senate Bill 25 would make any criminal booking photograph a public record.  AG Marty Jackley says of the bill:

“The release of criminal booking photographs to the public will result in greater transparency in the criminal process, enhance public safety, and will further assist the media and the public in the proper identification of individuals in the criminal   process,”

The facts of the matter, are that this bill is full of unintended consequences: read more