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May 28, 2014

5 legislative days left for lawmakers to abolish their immunity

Circuit Judge Casey Manning ruled on May 12 that the attorney general can’t prosecute legislators without their permission for taking bribes, converting campaign funds to personal use or otherwise profiting from their offices.

Circuit Judge Casey Manning ruled on May 12 that the attorney general can’t prosecute legislators without their permission for taking bribes, converting campaign funds to personal use or otherwise profiting from their offices.

The Legislature must act before the June 5 adjournment to make it clear that ethics violations are in fact crimes and that the attorney general can prosecute them without legislators’ permission.

Check out our editorial: End legislators’ immunity from prosecution.

Find out how to contact your legislators.

Read Cindi Scoppe’s column on our bulletproof Legislature, and her column on how our legislators have lost our trust, again.

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