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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-03-05 08:32 PM
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6. just heard that the law for conspiracy in TX only went into effect in 2003
Because of this the first conspiracy charge will most likely be tossed out- as the charge susposedly happened in 2002.

DeLay's defense team had filed a motion earlier on Monday to dismiss the first indictment on grounds the conspiracy charge did not apply to Texas elections until September 2003, said DeLay lawyer Dick Deguerin.

The motion was filed with state District Judge Bob Perkins, who did not rule because he is away on vacation, Deguerin said.

DeLay accused Travis County, Texas, District Attorney Ronnie Earle of "prosecutorial abuse" and denied all charges.

"He is trying to pull the legal equivalent of a 'do-over' since he knows very well that the charges he brought against me last week are totally manufactured and illegitimate. This is an abomination of justice," DeLay said in a statement issued by his office.
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  -DeLay indicted on two new charges (TWO not one, new charges) Pirate Smile  Oct-03-05 08:19 PM   #0 
  - It's two, two, two hits in one!  Carla in Ca   Oct-03-05 08:28 PM   #1 
  - Don't drop the soap Bugman  sasquatch   Oct-03-05 08:28 PM   #2 
  - Doin' time at the Roach Motel  PurityOfEssence   Oct-03-05 09:05 PM   #28 
  - He'll be taking his work home with him.  Judi Lynn   Oct-03-05 09:45 PM   #55 
     - to Purity, Susquach, all 4 of you:  jazzjunkysue   Oct-03-05 10:22 PM   #68 
  - life plus 20years?  dennis00   Oct-03-05 09:23 PM   #45 
  - up to 'life in prison' seems extreme to me.  rodeodance   Oct-03-05 08:29 PM   #3 
  - just heard that the law for conspiracy in TX only went into effect in 2003  rodeodance   Oct-03-05 08:32 PM   #6 
  - No.  skids   Oct-03-05 08:43 PM   #12 
  - There was a law for conspiracy in TX in 2002, as well.  Kagemusha   Oct-03-05 08:45 PM   #13 
  - IMHO Ronnie Earle would have NOT made  wakeme2008   Oct-03-05 08:57 PM   #21 
     - This one sounds right...  stillcool47   Oct-03-05 09:10 PM   #35 
  - In fairness, I have to agree...  Stand and Fight   Oct-03-05 08:34 PM   #7 
  - I can live with it  jobycom   Oct-03-05 09:29 PM   #49 
  - "I AM the federal government." Tom DeLay  mcg   Oct-03-05 09:48 PM   #58 
  - Not at all.  Toucano   Oct-04-05 08:25 AM   #86 
  - Looks like we have a VERY smart prosecutor in charge of this one. Wow!  Peace Patriot   Oct-03-05 08:31 PM   #4 
  - One interesting tidbit I learned yesterday  AnneD   Oct-04-05 08:46 AM   #88 
     - Criminal case the defense lawyer is entitled to see exculpatory evidence.  Straight Shooter   Oct-04-05 09:56 PM   #104 
  - The other half of the laundering?  mwalker   Oct-03-05 08:32 PM   #5 
  - Time to whip out RICO, maybe?  kestrel91316   Oct-03-05 09:14 PM   #37 
  - Great question!  Im with Rosey   Oct-03-05 09:39 PM   #52 
  - mwalker, I think it would depend  drm604   Oct-03-05 09:44 PM   #54 
  - that would depend...  mwalker   Oct-03-05 10:34 PM   #70 
  - Repeat the point over and over so even water sticks on glass  LiberalFighter   Oct-03-05 10:59 PM   #73 
  - Of course, they knew where he  FlaGranny   Oct-04-05 08:51 AM   #89 
  - Oh, those careful phone logs!!! nt  MADem   Oct-04-05 07:27 PM   #92 
  - I wonder if that would be Texas jurisdiction?  MGKrebs   Oct-03-05 10:01 PM   #63 
  - They don't have to know they're breaking Texas law.  electropop   Oct-04-05 08:31 AM   #87 
  - Yes - I agree! That wouldn't be Earle's territory, so who is going to step  Nothing Without Hope   Oct-03-05 11:56 PM   #77 
  - It would be real interesting if....  Aviation Pro   Oct-03-05 08:34 PM   #8 
  - If DeLay has to do time it will probably be where the Watergate  0007   Oct-03-05 08:48 PM   #16 
     - Well, we can dream for awhile, anyhoo! n/t  Judi Lynn   Oct-03-05 09:50 PM   #61 
  - Could somebody explain...  stillcool47   Oct-03-05 08:34 PM   #9 
  - New Grand Jury  Indy65   Oct-03-05 08:55 PM   #19 
     - Cool...thank you....  stillcool47   Oct-03-05 09:00 PM   #24 
        - Same here, stillcool47  AuntiBush   Oct-03-05 09:09 PM   #32 
  - Two really, I heard about one on TV tonight, money laundering  texpatriot2004   Oct-03-05 08:36 PM   #10 
  - One for conspiracy to launder  Patsy Stone   Oct-03-05 09:08 PM   #30 
  - How can you not smile  Az   Oct-03-05 08:37 PM   #11 
  - The arrogant little prick deserves everything he gets!  Stand and Fight   Oct-03-05 08:45 PM   #14 
  - Hope they use RICO  Prisoner_Number_Six   Oct-03-05 08:47 PM   #15 
  - RICO is Federal  Spinzonner   Oct-03-05 08:56 PM   #20 
     - If there's justice, they'll find a way.  Prisoner_Number_Six   Oct-03-05 08:57 PM   #22 
     - Well if they used the wires or mails or anything interstate, that MAKES  kestrel91316   Oct-03-05 09:17 PM   #39 
     - Well, the money laundering did cross state lines  tkmorris   Oct-03-05 09:34 PM   #50 
  - STOP!  Wrinkle_In_Time   Oct-03-05 08:49 PM   #17 
  - OT: I love your user name  Prisoner_Number_Six   Oct-03-05 09:03 PM   #26 
  - Its on my annual required reading list.  mourningdove92   Oct-03-05 09:55 PM   #62 
  - I must confess...  Wrinkle_In_Time   Oct-03-05 10:12 PM   #67 
     - Not by the Pixies!!  Concerned GA Voter   Oct-04-05 08:03 PM   #95 
  - BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!  wicket   Oct-03-05 09:04 PM   #27 
  - Can I dance!  Gregorian   Oct-03-05 09:06 PM   #29 
  - OMG! I"m ROFLMAO.  MelissaB   Oct-03-05 09:20 PM   #41 
  - Love that Hammer Time. So cool. Who DOESN'T feel like dancing, by now?n/t  Judi Lynn   Oct-03-05 09:49 PM   #59 
  - Can we make Delay wear the Hammer pants in orange instead of the  bunny planet   Oct-03-05 10:54 PM   #72 
  - SCOTUS: conspiracy to launder money is a crime, even if no action taken  satya   Oct-03-05 08:55 PM   #18 
  - That's fabulous!  Patsy Stone   Oct-03-05 09:10 PM   #34 
  - Maybe that is why Russert asked him if there was a list of donors  kikiek   Oct-03-05 08:58 PM   #23 
  - Step on this, Roach Boy!  rocknation   Oct-03-05 09:02 PM   #25 
  - Delay BROKE HIS WORD AND WENT BACK ON HIS DEAL TO PLEA  Beetwasher   Oct-03-05 09:08 PM   #31 
  - That's what it looks like. When Delay recinded his waiver, the  John Q. Citizen   Oct-03-05 09:20 PM   #43 
  - I suspect DeLay can't get his head around the concept that he ISN'T  Nothing Without Hope   Oct-04-05 12:01 AM   #78 
  - I'm still waiting for DeLay's apology for his role in the Clinton impeach  bluestateguy   Oct-03-05 09:09 PM   #33 
  - Shoulda' stayed on Bug Patrol n/t  buzzsaw_23   Oct-03-05 09:13 PM   #36 
  - MSNBC: Texas grand jury indicts DeLay again  mcg   Oct-03-05 09:16 PM   #38 
  - I think we should have a fundraiser to buy DeLay a big jar of Vaseline  IndianaGreen   Oct-03-05 09:18 PM   #40 
  - Bubba, here's 'De Lay  mcg   Oct-03-05 09:26 PM   #48 
  - Bwahahahahahaha.....  Andromeda   Oct-04-05 08:07 PM   #96 
  - WP: Texas Grand Jury Indicts DeLay on New Charges  mcg   Oct-03-05 09:20 PM   #42 
  - Yahoo News: Grand Jury Re-Indicts DeLay on New Charge  mcg   Oct-03-05 09:22 PM   #44 
  - ltreason  dennis00   Oct-03-05 09:38 PM   #51 
  - Yahoo News: DeLay indicted on two new charges  mcg   Oct-03-05 09:25 PM   #46 
  - Three indictment, anybody say four....say MORE  ClayZ   Oct-03-05 09:25 PM   #47 
  - DeLay is an abomination.  Mr_Spock   Oct-03-05 09:40 PM   #53 
  - life in prison plus 20  dennis00   Oct-03-05 09:45 PM   #56 
     - WOOHOOO!! Life + 20 baby!!!  Mr_Spock   Oct-03-05 09:47 PM   #57 
        - Mr Spock,  dennis00   Oct-03-05 10:02 PM   #64 
  - How many cards have to fall--  carolinalady   Oct-03-05 09:49 PM   #60 
  - My FAVORITE Sentence In That Whole Article Is...  arwalden   Oct-03-05 10:02 PM   #65 
  - Loved that too, it leaves a nice tingling sensation to say it out loud too  malmapus   Oct-04-05 10:16 AM   #91 
  - LMBAO....I want to share in your laughter  Tight_rope   Oct-04-05 09:19 PM   #100 
  - This is an attempt to get Delay to plead out.  RaulGroom   Oct-03-05 10:05 PM   #66 
  - Either way, he should be forced to resign. EOM  carolinalady   Oct-03-05 11:12 PM   #74 
  - Hammered: Tom DeLay, Godlessness, Money laundering,  Lone_Star_Dem   Oct-03-05 10:26 PM   #69 
  - Looks like the Bugman just might be checking into the Roach Motel.  bunny planet   Oct-03-05 10:45 PM   #71 
  - I predict that the next charge against bugman will be  blue agave   Oct-03-05 11:22 PM   #75 
  - oooooh, that would be very, very fine and not at all a surprise. n/t  Nothing Without Hope   Oct-04-05 12:03 AM   #79 
  - You just gave me goosebumps. n/t  myrna minx   Oct-04-05 08:23 AM   #85 
  - Well, there goes his wish to be President.....right outta da window  opihimoimoi   Oct-03-05 11:26 PM   #76 
  - The feel-good topic of the evening  njdemocrat106   Oct-04-05 12:19 AM   #80 
  - Hey now!  chiffon   Oct-04-05 01:00 AM   #81 
  - Money laundering?  kgfnally   Oct-04-05 01:11 AM   #82 
  - DeLay faces money laundering charge  electropop   Oct-04-05 08:14 AM   #83 
  - He got the "abomination" part right.  yellowcanine   Oct-04-05 08:14 AM   #84 
  - When Democrats were protesting about election fraud  MellowOne   Oct-04-05 09:25 AM   #90 
  - Losing one right to vote like interest and losing ones rep (Edwards) is  efhmc   Oct-04-05 07:36 PM   #93 
  - God is punishing Delay  antiblazer   Oct-04-05 07:51 PM   #94 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-04-05 08:43 PM   #97 
  - doubt what you say is true--sounds a little off  NIGHT TRIPPER   Oct-04-05 08:58 PM   #98 
  - I think what you are saying is total bullshit..  Tight_rope   Oct-04-05 09:24 PM   #101 
  - snicker snicker,, oh well. Guess we lose again. Shucks. n/t  geckosfeet   Oct-04-05 09:54 PM   #103 
  - No offense against your dad; file under category "some people say"  Straight Shooter   Oct-04-05 09:59 PM   #105 
  - Just heard on MSNBC that  malaise   Oct-04-05 09:01 PM   #99 
  - Yes  chknltl   Oct-04-05 09:32 PM   #102 

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