Governor Edwards in Feud With State Attorney General
Governor John Bel Edwards wants a judge to define the role of Louisiana's attorney general — laying out what he can and can't do in state government.
NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports the Edwards administration's request comes in response to Attorney General Jeff Landry's decision to sue the governor.
Landry is trying to block Edwards' executive order that bans discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in state government. The governor and attorney general have a Wednesday court appearance on the issue. Landry tells KEEL News he is within his authority to take this action and he's optimistic the Baton Rouge Court will rule in his favor.
In filings made ahead of that appearance, Edwards is asking the court to declare that the governor is the "superior constitutional officer" to the attorney general and that "the position of the Governor prevails" when the two elected officials come into conflict over legal issues.