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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:46 PM
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BREAKING :DeLay must stay on congressional ballot
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 01:48 PM by flyarm
http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/loca...
DeLay must stay on congressional ballot
Appeals court upholds lower court's ruling.
By Laylan Copelin
AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF
Thursday, August 03, 2006

The Republican Party of Texas cannot replace Tom Delay on the November ballot, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today.

The appeals court upheld a ruling by U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks that the Republicans couldn't replace Delay.


Delay, who retired from Congress and moved to Virginia, can stay on the ballot and return to Texas and campaign to regain his old seat or withdraw and leave U.S. House District. 22 without a Republican candidate. It was not immediately clear if his lawyers would appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Blaze Diem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:49 PM
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1. Does Delay return to Texas?
Good news that they cannot replace his name on the ballot, but I'm sure they will come up with some underhanded whiney way to squirm out of this.
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SeveneightyWhoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:49 PM
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2. DeLay's response:
U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks, LIBERAL!

Appeals court, LIBERAL!

Republican Party of Texas, LIBERAL!
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wake.up.america Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:51 PM
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4. Great. They nailed me because they are liberals. Had nothing ...
to do with the fact I am a thief and scoundrel.
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Jim__ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:50 PM
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3. That's great!
I really wonder if he'll win.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:52 PM
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5. Just desserts...
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 01:57 PM by marmar
May the Republican Party rot in pieces.

:nopity:
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GreenTea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:01 PM
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7. Well...they won't. WE need to force it stomp on it and make sure of it.
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 02:05 PM by GreenTea
That they rot...Republicans always point the finger at others...it's never their fault...lie and lie and point fingers away from themselves...make others the issue...and then attack, distort and smear their opponents character...cloud the real truth with non issues.
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Bumblebee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:15 PM
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8. Now they will probably try to do a write-in
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Czolgosz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:56 PM
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6. (k & r) Occasionally, just occasionally, justice prevails. The opinion is

clear and correct:

"Benkiser could not constitutionally find that DeLay was ineligible on June 7, the date she made her decision. Therefore, her application of the ineligibility statute to DeLay was unconstitutional."


"There is evidence that Benkiser did not act reasonably and with political neutrality when she declared DeLay ineligible. Indeed, the district courts description of the events surrounding the letter sent by DeLay imply, at the very least, a lack of neutrality."


"we fail to see how removing DeLay from the ballot would protect the voters, inasmuch as it was the voters themselves who selected DeLay as the Republican candidate for the general election."
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