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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:20 AM
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The Case Against Tom DeLay: John Dean
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The Case Against Tom DeLay: What Has Happened To Grand Jury Secrecy In Texas?
By JOHN W. DEAN
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Friday, Oct. 07, 2005

What is one to make of the criminal charges against Tom DeLay?

I spoke with several knowledgeable Texas lawyers, of both parties, about the case against DeLay; they were willing to speak, but only off-the-record. Or, as one put it, "Who in hell wants to get in the middle of a fight between a polecat and a skunk?"
Click here to find out more!

(I don't like unidentified sources. But I will use them in this column, only because they are sharing nothing more their expertise, no inside information. They were offering their professional "speculation," if you will.)

There is no speculation, however, by the grand jurors who have spoken out in this case; they are familiar with the evidence prosecutors must have adduced, before them, to convince them to indict. And what they are saying appears dangerously close to breaking their oaths of secrecy.

The Charges Against DeLay

The (now) former Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives was indicted on September 28, and again on October 2, by two different Travis County, Texas grand juries. The second indictment is far more serious than the first.

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http://writ.news.findlaw.com/dean/20051007.html
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:39 AM
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1. Solid writing on DeLay thanks for this article. nm
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:45 AM
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2. THanks
Hey Tex...check out the article I just posted in LBN, it's hot.
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:53 AM
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3. You ain't kidding, I read that one too. Chumpy knew...he's known
for quite sometime; of course, we knew that.
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bigbrother05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:07 AM
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4. I think that possible Ricco charges
could be brought against him. I hope.
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:42 AM
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5. Sure would like to see that. n.t
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