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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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