DeLay lawyers subpoena Texas prosecutor to show improper grand jury conduct

[JURIST] Lawyers representing Rep. Tom DeLay [official website; JURIST news archive] Tuesday subpoenaed Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle [official website] in order to show that the Texas prosecutor acted improperly with grand jurors in seeking indictments against DeLay on conspiracy and money-laundering charges. DeLay's attorney has submitted a list of 12 questions for Earle to answer, including why a decision by a grand jury not to indict [JURIST report] DeLay was not made public. Earle's office released a statement Tuesday saying that due to laws protecting grand jury secrecy, there are limitations on what Earle can say. DeLay's legal team has also asked that the grand jurors involved in the indictments be released from their secrecy oath. AP has more.

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