How to keep prosecutors from prosecuting crimes against politicians

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An anti-Ronnie Earle bill was introduced in the Texas Legislature by House Elections Committee Chairwoman Mary Denny (R-Aubrey). As a response to the Travis County's investigation into alleged campaign finance violations, state lawmakers are looking, in the words of Texas District and County Attorneys Association's Shannon Edmonds, "to keep prosecutors from prosecuting crimes" by creating another bureaucracy to handle the investigations. (See also's blog.) A move like this was expected, now it's our time to act. Post your thoughts below about this, and watch this space for how we're going to move ahead.