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Judge: Special prosecutor will review Perry veto

Frank1802 Wrote: Aug 16, 2013 4:34 AM
I would have thought that it was axiomatic that a District Attorney who is convicted of a crime would feel honour bound to resign. It is one thing to continue to be a Lawyer, but it cannot, CANNOT, be appropriate for an individual to determine whether or not another individual should be prosecuted. Whatever his motivation Perry made the correct decision.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge said Thursday he plans to have a special prosecutor review allegations that Gov. Rick Perry abused the powers of his office and broke the law over a veto that cut funding for state public corruption investigators.

Judge Robert Richardson said he expects to select someone in the coming days to look at a two-page complaint filed by a watchdog group, Texans for Public Justice. The special prosecutor could quickly deem the complaint meritless or decide it warrants further investigation.

Perry's office denies wrongdoing.

The complaint stems from the April drunken-driving arrest of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary...