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Wed., April 3, 2013, 8:14 a.m.

Commish Rescind Firing of Adams

Kootenai County commissioners have rescinded a resolution that previously ended Chief Public Defender John Adams' 17-year run in the office come September. During their regular business meeting on Tuesday two of the three-member commission -- Todd Tondee and Dan Green -- voted to rescind Resolution 2013-26 that passed unanimously last month. Passage of that resolution generated a considerable backlash in the legal community statewide, prompting two legal organizations and even some of Adams' legal adversaries to cry foul. Contacted after Tuesday's meeting, Adams declined comment, saying he had recently learned of the commissioners' decision and needed some time to process it before talking with the media. He plans to make a statement in the future/Jeff Selle, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Why did the two commissioners vote -- sans Commissioner Jai Nelson -- to rescind their firing of Public Defender John Adams?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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