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Yearly Archives: 2009

Governor’s Authority to Make New Law Effective Immediately Posted on Sep 24

If a law does not have an emergency preamble, it is typically effective 90 days after enactment. The newly-passed law permitting the governor to appoint an interim senator does not have such a preamble. Yet a provision in the state constitution appears to give the   …Continue Reading Governor’s Authority to Make New Law Effective Immediately

Praising our own “Unsung Heroes” Posted on Sep 10

For the 5th year, Lawyers Weekly is saluting “unsung heroes” by honoring professionals in various areas. This year, two of our own have been nominated as Law Librarians : Richard Adamo and Meg Hayden.Richard Adamo, Essex Law Library : “When Richie took over the library,   …Continue Reading Praising our own “Unsung Heroes”

Finding Attorney General Opinions and Bid Protest Decisions Posted on May 14

Older Attorney General Opinions are available online from the State Library, or in print in any of the Trial Court Law Libraries. As of October 2001, there have been no formal Attorney General Opinions issued.  However, the Bid Protest Unit of the AG’s Fair Labor Division   …Continue Reading Finding Attorney General Opinions and Bid Protest Decisions