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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:34 PM
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Travis County Grand Jury Indicts DeLay, not the DA (SPIN FROM DELAY)
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 01:34 PM by jsamuel
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050928/ap_on_go_co/delay_q...

"I have notified the speaker that I will temporarily step aside from my position as majority leader pursuant to rules of the House Republican Conference and the actions of the Travis County district attorney today." House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas.
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jasmeel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:34 PM
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1. What's the difference? Could there be another indictment?
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:36 PM
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2. The difference is that the DA is a "democrat" and they want to use that to
say the indictment was biased.


There may be another indictment coming from the Abramoff thing.
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Inland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:36 PM
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3. The distinction is that a grand jury, not the DA, hands down indictments
12 to 24 citizens empanelled on a grand jury take testimony, view evidence and have to vote on the charge. The DA doesn't decide.

It's a protection that American citizens get against politically motivated DAs.

So Delay's attempts to smear the DA should be countered by the fact the GJ indicted him.
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:40 PM
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4. Right.
The fact that it was a grand jury actually is reason for greater concern for inmate Delay.
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