By Nolan Clay/The Oklahoman ~ State Rep. Randy Terrill is asking a judge to halt a state grand jury investigation into political corruption allegations.From The McCarville Report Online: Terrill Says Constitution Protects Him From Probe
Terrill claims he cannot be questioned before a state grand jury about legislative activity because of this language in the state constitution: "Senators and Representatives shall, except for treason, felony, or breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during the session of the Legislature, and in going to and returning from the same, and, for any speech or debate in either House, shall not be questioned in any other place."
Terrill, R-Moore, contends the state constitution "absolutely" protects legislators from having to answer questions before the grand jury about legislative activity.
Terrill is under investigation because of allegations he conspired to create an $80,000-a-year state job for Sen. Debbe Leftwich so she would not run for re-election and so his friend, Rep. Mike Christian, could seek her seat.
Remember District 53, we have a choice. Amy Corley is running against Terrill this November. You can read my interview with her here.