Troxler: Maybe Ray Sansom controversy should never have wound up in court
The Legislature passes hundreds of bills each session. The budget contains thousands of items. Opening it all up to external second-guessing, with grand juries and elected prosecutors poring over every item to look for "falsification," is a daunting prospect.
At least, that's the point Sansom's lawyer makes in one of his motions to dismiss the charges. The other branches of government, he argues, cannot "attack the actions of the Legislature under the guise of criminal prosecution."