Editorial: Lawmaker Immunity

It's time to end lawmaker immunity.

Lawmakers should follow the law just like everyone else.

A 190 year old constitutional provision gives Alabama lawmakers immunity from arrest while the legislature is in session, unless they commit treason or a felony.

Driving drunk, speeding, running stop signs - all ok if you are a legislator in session.

That is not right.

No one is above the law regardless of their profession.

Lawmakers need to be more in touch with constituents, not less.

Granting special privileges just creates a further gap between them and the people they serve.

The constitutional immunity provision needs to end.