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  •  here is the crux of the question as I understand (7+ / 0-)

    No sheriff is required to assist federal agents in the discharge of their duties.  However, he also cannot interfere with their discharge of their duties.  This may be where the good officers are going off the rails.  Refusing to assist is miles removed from actively interfering with federal agents.

    Now there is the little thing called a SCOTUS which was supposed to determine the constitutionality of various laws.  I am unable to find any constitutional grounds for a sheriff to make such a determination.  It seems the sheriff views himself as above any SCOTUS decision.  Wonder if the sheriff has ever reviewed the laws regarding dereliction of duty by a public official?

    •  As far as I can tell, (5+ / 0-)

      the only "assistance" would be the performance of background checks, as many Sheriffs Departments do that, now.  And yes, ALL of these Sheriffs think that somehow they are elevated to the level of the Supreme Court...which has had no quarrel with background checks.

      When banjos are outlawed, only outlaws will have banjos.

      by Bisbonian on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 12:17:04 PM PST

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