The Legislature’s top lawyer, Tam Cook, has come out with an opinion that Craig Campbell can’t become the lieutenant governor on July 26.
But she conceded that it’s muddy and there are unresolved legal questions.
July 26th is the day Palin is to resign as governor and hand power over Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell. Palin picked Campbell, who is the head of the state department of military and veterans affairs, to replace Parnell as the lieutenant governor.
But the state Legislature already confirmed a line of succession under which corrections commissioner Joe Schmidt should be taking over as lieutenant governor.