Author Topic: Arizona sheriffs smack feds unConstitutional demands regarding public land  (Read 291 times)

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Re: Arizona sheriffs smack feds unConstitutional demands regarding public land
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2013, 02:16:38 PM »
When it comes to matters of federal law, at the least, it is the federal government and its officers, not the local state government, including the local sheriff, that is the top law enforcement officer in a given county.

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Re: Arizona sheriffs smack feds unConstitutional demands regarding public land
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2013, 03:07:42 PM »
When it comes to matters of federal law, at the least, it is the federal government and its officers, not the local state government, including the local sheriff, that is the top law enforcement officer in a given county.
It seems the message of this article is that AZ sheriffs believe they have supremacy, inside a National Park, in their county. It would be interesting what a court might say.

In the summer of  1971 I was on a tour of scenic areas with my brother-in-law, and we made the mistake of winding up in Bryce Canyon National Park, in Garfield County Utah, on a Sunday. Garfield County was then entirely dry on Sundays.

Previously we had purchased beer provisions at a store inside Zion National Park, in adjacent Washington County, so we incorrectly assumed the Sunday ban did NOT pertain to the National Parks.

We did solve the problem by driving to Panguitch Utah, still in Garfield County, where the proprietors of a Union 76 station were willing to exchange our greenbacks for about 6 cases of vital supplies for our excursion.

The actual purchase was fascinating, as we loaded the supplies into our camping van, while old gentlemen in overalls watched the two young lads from the Golden State.

They were visiting the Union station, with its neon sign advertising for prohibited beer sales. We laughed all the apparent hypocrisy,  all the way back to our camping spot.
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