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Eye On Boise archive for Dec. 15, 2010

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15, 2010

Clark argues separation of powers

The attorney representing the state Land Board today was none other than Merlyn Clark, the attorney who's been recently in the news as the state's hearing officer on the Highway 12 megaloads case, a decision that's now pending in his hands. Clark argued in court…

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Ysursa: 'We need leases in place'

Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, who sat through the court hearing today in which fellow Land Board member Lawrence Wasden won a preliminary injunction halting the signing of new cabin-site leases, emerged from the hearing frustrated. Ysursa chaired a Land Board subcommittee that's been…

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Wasden: 'The ultimate answer'

After a judge's ruling today to grant the preliminary injunction he sought against the state Department of Lands, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said, "We welcome the court's decision. I certainly look forward to working with my colleagues on the Land Board to try and resolve…

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'An exceedingly unusual situation'

Deputy Attorney General Clay Smith said in court today that the case involves "an exceedingly unusual situation," and 4th District Judge Deborah Bail agreed. Attorney General Lawrence Wasden went to court to block a decision made by the state Land Board, on which he serves;…

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