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Pam Bondi won’t opine on firefighter open carry question

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Attorney General Pam Bondi has declined to weigh in on whether local police chiefs can “direct or permit firefighters in emergency situations to openly carry firearms.” Crestview Police Chief Tony R. Taylor had asked for a legal opinion from Bondi’s office. In an Aug. 9 informal opinion, a copy of which was released Tuesday, Senior Assistant Attorney General Gerry Hammond told Taylor “it does not appear that this is a matter upon which this office will comment.” “As it is unclear that…

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Pam Bondi’s office can’t resolve Twitter public record question

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A list of everyone who has blocked, or been blocked by, an elected official on Twitter might be a public record, according to Attorney General Pam Bondi‘s office. Then again, maybe not. “The question presented … involves mixed questions of law and fact that this office cannot resolve,” said an informal Attorney General’s advisory opinion issued last week. The opinion was requested by Gainesville City Attorney Nicolle Shalley. She wanted to know “whether a list or record of accounts which have been blocked…

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