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Idaho Attorney General’s opinion refutes pastor’s criticisms of child-support bill

Shahram Hadian, the Christian pastor and anti-Islam speaker who’s speaking in Sandpoint this morning, has released a three-page document headed “Concerns Regarding Idaho State Legislature Senate Bill 1067,” the child support enforcement bill that was killed by one vote in a House committee on the final day of this year’s legislative session. At the request of Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d’Alene, the Idaho Attorney General’s office analyzed the document and issued a legal opinion, finding that the statements in the document were false, mistaken, or were criticisms of items that actually are in existing Idaho law, not changes proposed by the bill.

“I agree with the Attorney General’s letter,” Malek said. “I don’t like seeing issues manufactured at the expense of kids, let’s put it that way.”

You can read Hadian’s document here, and the Idaho Attorney General’s opinion here.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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