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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1955 NO. 15 > Jan 24 1955

1. Acreage ownership qualifications of irrigation district director are possessed by reversioner, but not by vendee under real estate contract. 2. Appointee to unexpired term of irrigation director must possess qualification required by law enacted subsequent to commencement of term of vacating director but prior to his vacation. 3. Quo warranto action may be commenced to oust de facto incumbent.

AGO 1957 NO. 50 > Apr 22 1957

(1) A court commissioner need not be a lawyer.  (2) The positions of court commissioner and chief probation officer are incompatible.  (3) A court commissioner is authorized to hear and determine all matters properly within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court.

AGO 1951 NO. 89 > Jul 20 1951

(1) When an incorporated city of less than 5,000 population joins a justice court district, the electors of the city then become electors of the justice court district, and thereafter only one justice of the peace shall be elected by all of the district electors to serve the entire districts.(2) The qualifications of a justice of the peace serving incorporated cities of less than 5,000 in population not becoming a part of a justice court district are the same as existed prior to the enactment of chapter 156, Laws of 1951.

AGO 1953 NO. 143 > Oct 5 1953

Persons holding elective offices who are seventy years of age or over are not eligible to be accepted into membership in state employees retirement system.