Tag: appeals process

Tom DeLay is free

Wow, I thought that this was done. I thought that Tom DeLay was a jailbird. I was wrong. From TPM: A Texas Court of Appeals overturned former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s (R-TX) conviction of money laundering on Thursday, finding the trial court’s decision “legally insufficient to sustain DeLay’s convictions,” KHOU reported. A court convicted and sentenced DeLay to three years in prison in 2010 for allegedly scheming to improperly influence Texas elections by helping to illegally steer corporate money to candidates in 2002. DeLay has since been waging a lenghty appeals process, and was acquitted Thursday. Read the appeals court opinion here.

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Franken may be declared the winner…or not

In a saga that appears to be running as long as the soap opera Days of Our Lives, the closing arguments in the (almost Senator) Al Franken – Former Senator Norm Coleman case will be given tomorrow. I would expect a ruling by the first week in April. It would be a big surprise to everyone in the world, including the Coleman team, if Coleman is declared anything other than the loser.  Minnesota law may actually play into Al Franken’s favor. The loser of this court case is required to pay the legal costs, which could empty out Coleman’s bank accounts. In order to push

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