April 16, 2014 4:39 PM

What makes a ‘constitutional officer’? Creation in constitution

Back when he was supporting it, Rep. James Smith told me that legislation he and 80-some other House members sponsored to let House Speaker Bobby Harrell and Senate President Pro Tem John Courson appoint a special prosecutor to displace the attorney general in ethics investigations of “constitutional officers” applied to legislators. (My column today explains this in greater detail.)

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