If the appalling legislative effort to force Attorney General Paul Morrison (in photo) to prosecute abortion doctor George Tiller really is over, that’s a victory for the separation of powers and the rule of law. Some say the mandate fell victim to a procedural problem; others say it was only for show, timed to Tuesday’s anti-abortion rally at the Capitol. In any case, Morrison can now do his job as he sees fit, which is what voters overwhelmingly elected him to do. Lawmakers, if they were serious about doing their jobs, would repeal the 1879 provision allowing the House to direct the attorney general to proceed with a prosecution.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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