State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson has my sympathy. Long-neglected Office of Motor Vehicles duties related to automobile insurance now are sought to be attended to, likely through a questionable shortcut.

“Fines” are not the same as “fees.” In my view of the Louisiana Constitution, fines are required to be imposed by the courts after a criminal trial. And not every offense can be prosecuted after long delay. Sigh. What a state.

Foye Lowe

retired lawyer Baton Rouge