August 17, 2014
JONATHAN TURLEY NOT SO IMPRESSED WITH RICK PERRY INDICTMENT. “There are significant constitutional concerns raised by this type of indictment. Perry is essentially being indicted for his use of constitutional power to veto an appropriations item. Most people seem to recognize that he could have done this if he had not threatened to do it in advance. That seems to be the determinative factor: that he announced what he would do in advance if Lehmberg did not resign. That does not make for a particularly compelling criminal charge.”
This is — as Turley basically states — the remnants of the Democratic Deep State in Texas getting their licks in. If the GOP is serious, not only should the individuals involved pay a price for this overreaching prosecutorial abuse, but the Texas Legislature needs to rewrite some laws.