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May 18, 2014

Editorial: End legislators’ immunity from prosecution

STATE SENATORS are equal beneficiaries with House members of Circuit Judge Casey Manning’s declaration that the attorney general needs legislators’ permission to investigate legislators for taking bribes and converting government resources or campaign funds to personal use and otherwise profiting from their office. So it was encouraging to see Senate leaders so roundly condemning the order, which quashed the State Grand Jury investigation of House Speaker Bobby Harrell.

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