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Qtec
11-02-2005, 10:45 AM
Defense Wins New Judge in DeLay Case

By Sylvia Moreno
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, November 2, 2005; A03



AUSTIN, Nov. 1 -- Former House majority leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) won an early round in his money-laundering and conspiracy trial Tuesday by getting a judge aligned with Democratic candidates and causes removed from the case.

The ruling to recuse Travis County District Judge Bob Perkins was made by District Judge C.W. Duncan after a four-hour hearing. DeLay's lawyers argued that Perkins's impartiality appears to be compromised by his contributing money to national and local Democratic candidates, as well as to MoveOn.org, a group that has targeted DeLay's defeat in national fundraising efforts.

"He's not the right judge for this case," said DeLay's lawyer, Dick DeGuerin, after the ruling. "It's not personal; it's not about him. It's about the appearance of impropriety." <font color="blue">BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHH
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He,s got some cheek to say that.

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Gayle in MD
11-05-2005, 09:26 AM
What a joke indeed. Of all people to be yapping about the appearance of impropriety! I hope they lock him up and throw away the key...

Gayle in Md.