Indicted Ga. lawmaker wants indictment dismissed

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 10:57 AM
Last updated 7:38 PM
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ATLANTA — A lawyer for indicted state Sen. Don Balfour is arguing the state’s prosecution of his client is unconstitutional because it violates the concept of separation of powers and violates the exclusive authority of the Senate to discipline its members.

A lawyer for the state says that interpreting separation of powers and the authority of the Senate that way essentially implies that state legislators are above the law.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Henry Newkirk heard the arguments Friday and said he’d have a decision later on Balfour’s attempt to dismiss the indictment.

A grand jury in September indicted Balfour on felony charges of making a false certificate, theft by taking and a count of false statement and writing.

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David Parker
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David Parker 12/06/13 - 01:12 pm
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So our reps are immune to

So our reps are immune to abide the law? Say it ain't so! ;)

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 12/06/13 - 06:46 pm
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Typical
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politician and lowyer.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 12/06/13 - 09:41 pm
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Keep on going with the

Keep on going with the charge. I am tired of lawmakers thinking they are something special. They are employees just like everyone else. Heck, I am just as good as they are.

KSL
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KSL 12/07/13 - 12:59 am
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Probably much better.

Probably much better.

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