Some day we will be able to put the DeLay era behind us. I feel sorry for Virginia…
AUSTIN — A part of the criminal case that helped drive former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay from public life is hanging on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which will hear arguments Wednesday about whether a dropped conspiracy charge against him should be reinstated.
Prosecutors want the charge reinstated, but lawyers for DeLay and two co-defendants contend a lower appellate court got it right — that the law was not in effect when the alleged conspiracy occurred in 2002.
DeLay’s trial on remaining felony conspiracy and money laundering charges must wait until the state’s highest criminal court rules, which could be weeks or months after Wednesday’s hearing.
Source: State to argue for reinstating DeLay charge | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle