Fulton County Superior Court Judge Henry Newkirk today denied suspended state Sen. Don Balfour’s attempt to quash the 18-count indictment against him.
The judge’s denial of Balfour’s motion did not state a reason. The November demurrer argued that prosecution by the state attorney general’s office violated the state constitutional provisions mandating separation of powers and vesting exclusive authority in the Senate to punish and imprison its own members for violations arising from official duties.
Balfour had earlier requested a speedy trial, before then deciding he wasn’t subject to a trial at all. Feel free to speculate what his next brilliant legal move will be.