Minnesota Seeks To Remove Legislative Immunity

 

Many state constitutions include provisions granting legislators immunity from arrest. Although 43 states currently have some version of legislative immunity written into their constitutions, the interpretation of these laws can be extremely vague.


In Minnesota, several groups are fighting against the state's legislative immunity provision, which grants lawmakers “privilege from arrest” except for treason, felony and breach of the peace throughout an entire legislative session, Think Progress reports.

 

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