Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1957 NO. 13 > Feb 6 1957

(A.) The attorney general must presume the constitutionality of a duly enacted law until it has been declared unconstitutional by a court.  (B.) Certain seeming ambiguities in the text of Initiative No. 199 can be explained by close examination of the initiative and the maps referred to therein. (C.) The secretary of state, as an executive officer, must administer a duly enacted law to the best of his ability, though such administration may present difficulties.