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DeLay and Co-Defendants may be Back in Court

Filed under: Crime,Politics — DRJ @ 11:52 am

[Guest post by DRJ]

After 8 years, Tom DeLay’s co-defendants may be back in court:

“Co-defendants of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay suffered a significant setback Wednesday in their quest to avoid a trial on charges that the trio conspired to launder corporate money during the 2002 elections.

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals unanimously ruled that the lower state 3rd Court of Appeals erred when it accepted the co-defendants’ arguments that the money laundering law did not apply to them because the funds involved were checks, not cash. The all-Republican court, in effect, said the lower court acted prematurely.

The state’s highest criminal court also dismissed the defendants’ constitutional challenge that Texas’ law banning corporate donations was too vague or overly broad to be understood.”

The article says DeLay is not a party to the rulings but is affected as a co-defendant. Thus, DeLay could be back in court, too.


6 Responses to “DeLay and Co-Defendants may be Back in Court”

  1. Why are they bothering, Earl got what was wanted from the prosecution and all this is just a waste of effort?

    max (2f2a28)

  2. “Justice ‘delayed,’ is justice denied.” – William Gladstone

    DCSCA (9d1bb3)

  3. Not to be a contrarian but does anybody actually like DeLay? And, again, not just to be a contrarian, but I personally lost all respect for him when he allowed Harkin to water down the Terry Schiavo bill. If you’ll remember, the House passed a bill that obligated the Court of Appeals to grant hearing de novo. DeLay let Harkin talk him into a bill that let the Court of Appeals do whatever it wanted.

    nk (db4a41)

  4. Really are we going there, the point is there really was no basis for the indictment and it was done purposely to incapacitate one og our most effective leaders, we were left with that mershmallow Hastert, which in the end yielded to Pelosi

    ian cormac (d56635)

  5. Hastert was always the Speaker,
    DeLay was only Majority Leader (#2 in the majority pecking-order).

    AD - RtR/OS! (3def68)

  6. Yes, but we knew that Delay was the real boss, regardless of title

    ian cormac (d56635)

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