HH: Today, there are two major stories – what is going on in Ferguson, and I’ve got my eye on that, and we’re going to talk about the National Guard’s role throughout the day, and what happened on Friday night as I left the studio, Governor Rick Perry, a friend of the show, a friend of mine, indicted. And as I went reading through this weekend, I thought to myself I know one guy who can help us on this. It helps sometimes to be a lawyer in a law firm with really extraordinary litigators, one of whom is a former federal district court judge. And Judge Stephen Larson joins me now. He’s a partner at the Arent Fox law firm of which I am a partner. But even before he was a judge on the federal bench, he was the chief of the Organized Crimes section of the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles. So he’s a prosecutor, a judge, and now he runs complex litigation. Judge Larson, welcome to the Hugh Hewitt Show. How are you?
SL: I’m well. Thank you so much, Hugh.
HH: I appreciate you joining me, because I am confused by this. I am confused how a grand jury can bring an indictment against a governor for issuing a veto. How do you read this situation?
SL: Well, the confusion is not so much in my mind how a grand jury could return an indictment, because in the hands of the right or a wrong prosecutor, a grand jury could return an indictment against just about anybody. The concern is why a prosecutor would seek an indictment under these circumstances. Continue Reading