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Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack to discuss power of the county sheriff on Friday

No one in your county has more power than your sheriff — not the Legislature, not Congress, not even the president of the United States, according to author and former Graham County, Ariz., Sheriff Richard Mack.

Mack will speak on this subject in Grass Valley on Oct. 18 at Veterans Hall. He will be introduced by Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal.

In 1994, Mack, during his second term of office, sued the federal government for requiring him to enforce the Brady bill. The law required sheriffs to do the bidding of the federal government within their own jurisdictions, and threatened sheriffs with arrest if they failed to comply, Mack argued. Six small-town sheriffs around the country joined Mack in similar lawsuits as the case progressed. On June 27, 1997, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with Mack.

Since leaving office, Mack has been a consultant and an author. He has written six books, including “The County Sheriff, America’s Last Hope.” He has appeared on Good Morning America, Nightline, Court TV, MSNBC, Crossfire, Judge Napolitano’s Freedom Watch, and has been a guest on over 500 radio talk shows worldwide.

Mack founded the nonprofit Constitutional Sheriffs and Police Officers Association to educate peace officers and public officials about enforcing the constitutionally protected rights of the people they serve, with emphasis on state sovereignty and local autonomy.

This nonpartisan speaking event is sponsored by The Nevada County Republican Women Federated.


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