Runaway Grand Jury in Texas

Some wacky grand jurors in Texas claim to have indicted Vice President Dick Cheney for “organized criminal activity” pertaining to prisoners.

A judge should make short work of this unconstitutional finding by the grand jury. Under the U.S. Constitution, it is impossible to indict a sitting vice president just as it was impossible to indict Bill Clinton while he was president. (Suing them is a different story, of course.) The proper remedy for misconduct is impeachment and removal after a trial in the U.S. Senate.

The Reuters story linked to above says

The grand jury in Willacy County, in the Rio Grande Valley near the U.S.-Mexico border, said Cheney is “profiteering from depriving human beings of their liberty,” according to a copy of the indictment obtained by Reuters.

The indictment cites a “money trail” of Cheney’s ownership in prison-related enterprises including the Vanguard Group, which owns an interest in private prisons in south Texas.

This sounds like the kind of rubbish that comes out of the anti-American law firm known as the Center for Constitutional Rights whose attorneys have a prison fetish.

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