DeLay attacks prosecutor on campaign website

[JURIST] Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) [JURIST news archive] has posted disparaging material about Texas DA Ronnie Earle [official website] and his case against DeLay on his congressional campaign website. The website, funded by DeLay’s re-election committee and not associated officially with the House, currently accuses Earle of political maneuvering and abuse of his office. Although legal experts say that such a use of the website is not illegal, they agree it raises significant questions about tainting the potential jury pool for DeLay's case. Larry Noble [profile], former chief of the Federal Election Commission [official website], claims DeLay “clearly is aiming at the jury pool.” DeLay has been indicted on charges of money laundering [JURIST report] and criminal conspiracy [JURIST report]. AP has more.

 

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