- Oct 31, 2008
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Alec Baldwin asks court to DISQUALIFY special prosecutor in his case
Alec Baldwin (pictured) has demanded the special prosecutor assigned to his involuntary manslaughter case be disqualified due to her status as a Republican lawmaker.
The special prosecutor is also a member of the state legislature? Rather odd, I've never heard of that before. It does explain some unusual things about the investigation and filing of charges.
'Under Section 1 of Article III of the New Mexico Constitution, however, a sitting member of the Legislature may not 'exercise any powers properly belonging' to either the executive or judicial branch,' Baldwin’s attorney Luke Nikas said in the motion.
'As a special prosecutor, Representative Reeb is vested by statute with 'all the powers and duties' of a District Attorney, who is considered to be a member of either the judicial or executive branch of the New Mexico government.