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Old 01-05-2013, 20:36   #185
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Originally Posted by CAcop View Post
Here is where a contempt citation would stem from.

County or city stops paying pensions or whatever.

Lawsuit ensues.

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?
So would the sheriff go to a city council meeting and force a majority of council members to vote to appropriate the money? Does he get to hold them in jail until they agree to vote yes?
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