November 7, 2005 /

Stop Your Whining Tom Delay

Delay is continuing his cry baby defense. Now he wants his trial moved out of Travis County. This from ABC News: Lawyers Wrangle Over DeLay Trial Locale ¬†Prosecutors Arguing Against Rep. Tom DeLay’s Request for Change of Venue Say He Could Get a Fair Trial The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas – Travis County is not […]

Delay is continuing his cry baby defense. Now he wants his trial moved out of
Travis County. This from
ABC News:

Lawyers Wrangle Over DeLay Trial Locale

¬†Prosecutors Arguing Against Rep. Tom DeLay’s Request for Change of
Venue Say He Could Get a Fair Trial

The Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas – Travis County is not so prejudiced against Rep. Tom DeLay
that former House majority leader couldn’t get a fair trial in the city, a
veteran defense attorney said Monday in a sworn court statement.

The affidavit by Betty Blackwell was filed on behalf of prosecutors who
are arguing against DeLay’s request that his trial on money laundering and
conspiracy charges be moved to another county.

“There is not so great a prejudice against the defendant, nor is there a
dangerous combination of any sort, that will interfere with him receiving a
fair trial in Travis County,” Blackwell stated in the affidavit.

Defense attorneys argue that DeLay has been vilified in liberal Travis
County, which was split into three different congressional districts as a
result of a redistricting map DeLay engineered.

The change of venue request probably will be the first order of business
for semiretired San Antonio Judge Pat Priest, who was assigned to the case
last week. Priest has not yet scheduled a hearing on the matter.

DeLay attorney Dick DeGuerin has not specified another city to move the
trial to, but said state law mandates this type of case be returned to the
home county of the accused. That would put the trial in Fort Bend County,
outside of Houston.

For someone who was sure quick to get to trial and “clear his name”, he seems
to be spending a lot of time out of trial. Delay is just making a total joke out
of our justice system and that should be grounds to get him out of Congress.

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