Text of A.G. Opinion

October 11th, 2006

Here it is, in living black and white!


This directly addresses my concerns — that the City has no authority to request background checks, and that it’s contrary to public policy:

We are aware of no authorized government program under which it would be necessary or appropriate for city officials to delve into the backgrounds of persons seeking election to city offices for purposes of obtaining information that would reflect negatively on their eligibility or qualifications for office.

Pretty straightforward, DUH!

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