Subpoena on Senator Lindsey Graham Should be Quashed and


TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In an amicus temporary filed Sept 21, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit to quash the subpoena on Senator Lindsey Graham to testify earlier than a Fulton County grand jury in Georgia. Democrats overwhelmingly management that county, and did nothing for greater than a 12 months earlier than partaking in a flurry of headline-grabbing exercise on the eve of the upcoming midterm elections, AAPS factors out.

“Didn’t Fulton County get the memo about this important public policy against using prosecutions to cause headlines near elections?” AAPS requested rhetorically in its amicus temporary. Policy on the U.S. Department of Justice requires that prosecutors stand down for no less than 60 or 90 days previous to an election, but the Fulton County prosecutors have been a manufacturing unit of headlines to disparage Republicans, AAPS informs the court docket.

“Our constitutional system has a check-and-balance on every potential abuse of power,” AAPS observes. “This federal court is the primary check-and-balance against a county proceeding that contravenes public policy and the democratic process for elections to federal offices” and ought to “rein in Fulton County both to quash its subpoena of Lindsey Graham and end its irresponsible interference with any future election.”

“The nearly two years of silence and then sudden headline-generating work by the Fulton County Democrats in this case cannot credibly be described as a mere coincidence,” states AAPS’s amicus temporary. “For more than 20 months the officials in Fulton County generated few headlines, and then on the brink of the midterm election there has been a flurry of activity to generate very disparaging headlines against top Republican leaders.”

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“It chills this First Amendment right to threaten prosecution or haul someone before a distant grand jury for hostile questioning based on disputing a reported election result,” AAPS factors out. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Donald Trump shouldn’t be “made political target practice through a misuse of prosecutorial authority,” AAPS provides.

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) is a nationwide group representing physicians in all specialties since 1943. Its motto is omnia professional aegroto (all the pieces for the affected person).

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