Originally Posted by certifiedfunds
If you're going to call him names you should provide the quote where he said that.
What's really funny here is that I know what 2bgop does for a living. You don't. If you did, you would know how foolish you look.
And while I don't think a legislator would shut down the courts by "cutting off" funding, you bet your ass they could and they will tinker with it punitively.
I still can't believe you posted something so stupid, honestly. A court will hold an entire assembly in contempt for not appropriating money and send a country sheriff to arrest them.
Here is where a contempt citation would stem from.
County or city stops paying pensions or whatever.
After going through all the courts it gets sent back to the lower court with "Yes they do have to pay."
Mayor or whoever said "We aren't going to pay" that started it still says we aren't going to pay.
That is where the contempt would flow.
Now if the legislature wants to get involved and cut funding they can. But the mayor or whoever still has to pay up.
Or are you saying an executive branch memeber can do whatever they want as long as they have the legislative branch behind them?