April 24, 1996

Opinion asking about the constitutionality of requiring a candidate for the office of sheriff to have his fingerprints taken and submitted to SLED for a criminal records search at least sixty days for the close of filing for election to office and whether it would be unconstitutional to require a candidate to “commit” to filing, or at least make the decision to run, prior to the time that filing actually opens.

Requested by: The Honorable James A. Lander, Senator, District No. 18

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