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DeLay Lawyers Subpoena District Attorney Ronnie Earle
Associated Press ^ | Oct 11, 5:41 PM EDT | LARRY MARGASAK

Posted on 10/11/2005 2:47:02 PM PDT by flattorney

AUSTIN -- Dick DeGuerin, lawyer for indicted Rep. Tom DeLay on Tuesday subpoenaed the prosecuting Texas district attorney in an effort to show he acted improperly with grand jurors.

The subpoena for Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle, filed in Austin, asked that the prosecutor and two of his assistants appear in court to explain their conduct.

The lawyers, previously had filed a motion asking for dismissal of the conspiracy and money-laundering charges against DeLay, the former House majority leader who has stepped aside from that post because of the indictment.

Dick DeGuerin, DeLay's attorney, also asked that grand jurors be released from their secrecy oath so they could answer questions about the prosecutor's conduct.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: abuseofpower; corruption; delay; earle; paybackisabitch; texas
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1 posted on 10/11/2005 2:47:09 PM PDT by flattorney
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To: flattorney

Payback is a bitch. Good for Congressmn Delay.


2 posted on 10/11/2005 2:48:23 PM PDT by jveritas (The Axis of Defeatism: Left wing liberals, Buchananites, and third party voters.)
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To: flattorney

SWWEEEEEEEEEEETT!!


3 posted on 10/11/2005 2:49:05 PM PDT by Bulldaddy ("Vote for me and all your wildest dreams will come true" - Pedro Sanchez)
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To: flattorney
Tom DeLay Indictments & Motions To Quash Documents
(Left Click to Read/Right Click To DownLoad-PDF Files)

1st Indictment - Sept 28
$-Here-$

Defendant's Motion to Quash (First) Indictment For Failure To State An Offense Under Texas Law - Oct 3
$-Here-$

2nd Indictment - Oct 3
$-Here-$

Defendant's Motion to Quash (Second) Indictment On The Basis of Prosecutorial Misconduct - Oct 7
$-Here-$

"Democrats have no ideas, no leadership, and now...no class". They offer the Country nothing. - Tom DeLay, 5/12/05

4 posted on 10/11/2005 2:49:21 PM PDT by flattorney
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To: flattorney

Good. Somebody finally called Ronnie Earl out on his BS.


5 posted on 10/11/2005 2:50:56 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Look for the new bonus pack tagline in the handy 16mm shell)
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To: flattorney

The best defense is a "hammering" offense


6 posted on 10/11/2005 2:51:52 PM PDT by irons_player
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To: jveritas

IT'S WAR!!!!

Squeeze that worthless POS Ronnie Earle until he barfs up all the evidence of his misbehavior. He's a fraud and a disgrace to the legal profession. Let's hope there are judges in Texas who can follow the law better than Ronnie Earle.


7 posted on 10/11/2005 2:53:01 PM PDT by Enchante (Bill Clinton: "I did not have sex with any of the skeletons in my closet!")
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To: flattorney

Don't mess with the Hammer. You'll get the claw in the head! EARLE!


8 posted on 10/11/2005 2:53:32 PM PDT by jw777
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To: flattorney

Don't mess with the Hammer. You'll get the claw in the head! EARLE!


9 posted on 10/11/2005 2:53:48 PM PDT by jw777
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To: Liberty Valance
When you are a Hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Ronnie is a nail....and about to get hammered.

10 posted on 10/11/2005 2:54:13 PM PDT by spokeshave
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To: jw777
All aboard on the DeLaymobile!
11 posted on 10/11/2005 2:54:32 PM PDT by flattorney
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To: flattorney

exellent.


12 posted on 10/11/2005 2:56:47 PM PDT by jw777
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To: flattorney; 1riot1ranger; 2Jedismom; Action-America; Aggie Mama; Alkhin; Allegra; American72; ...
The subpoena for Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle, filed in Austin, asked that the prosecutor and two of his assistants appear in court to explain their conduct.

To a hammer, everything is a nail. . .

13 posted on 10/11/2005 2:57:57 PM PDT by Flyer (My FReeper Friends ROCK!)
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To: flattorney

They are also calling the movie company filming the phony baloney Earle film, the most unprofessional thing I have ever heard of in a D.A. Delay wants all the footage for evidence in his developing case against this sc*mbag.


14 posted on 10/11/2005 2:59:23 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: spokeshave
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15 posted on 10/11/2005 2:59:30 PM PDT by WilliamWallace1999
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To: flattorney

Woohoo!


16 posted on 10/11/2005 2:59:36 PM PDT by livius
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To: flattorney

The DA can just ignore the subpoena and get away with it. His office probably shields him from talking about this case, he would say. It doesn't matter if there is prosecutorial misconduct of office. You are talking about a Democrat.


17 posted on 10/11/2005 3:05:36 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: flattorney

Woo Hoo! Go Tom Go!


18 posted on 10/11/2005 3:06:47 PM PDT by defconw (Proud Member of the Water Bucket Brigade) MOOSEMUSS! Allen/Pence08, DeLay is Innocent.)
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To: flattorney

I'm sure Delay is paying for every penney of his bad a$$ lawyers!


19 posted on 10/11/2005 3:06:49 PM PDT by Halls (Terri Schindler Schiavo was murdered legally in our country, NEVER FORGET!!!)
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To: rawhide

That's true, sadly. The law doesn't seem to apply if there's a "D" in front of the name.


20 posted on 10/11/2005 3:07:33 PM PDT by livius
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To: flattorney

Looks like Ronnnie Earle messed with the wrong Texan this time. DeLay has a great attorney and I expect this to blow up in the Dem's faces.


21 posted on 10/11/2005 3:07:39 PM PDT by Trust but Verify (( ))
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To: flattorney

Fight fire with fire. It's the only way.


22 posted on 10/11/2005 3:07:59 PM PDT by Right Wing Professor
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To: flattorney

Brit Hume's show talking about this now. Also saying Earle's son Jason is planning to run for office in Austin. His daughter may run for his DA slot whenever Ronnie decides to step down. "Beginnings of an Earle family dynasty" is how it was described.

Lots of pointed questions in the subpeona. There would need to be a judge that would order Earle to sit for questioning on this, unlikely according to Brit and reporter of story.


23 posted on 10/11/2005 3:08:48 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Take the high road. You'll never have to meet a Democrat.)
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To: jw777

Delay for President.


24 posted on 10/11/2005 3:09:27 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: rawhide

Yep...sadly, it appears that only a judge can force this DA to sit for a deposition and answer the 12 questions that Delay's lawyers have for him. As even Hume admits, it's unlikely long shot.


25 posted on 10/11/2005 3:11:42 PM PDT by cwb (Liberalism is the opiate of the *asses)
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To: Texas Songwriter
I'll Second that!!!

GO TOM!!!

26 posted on 10/11/2005 3:12:15 PM PDT by Alkhin (Let all the earth keep silence.)
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To: Trust but Verify

Dick Guerin (DG) stated:

Earle seems to have forget how bad I beat him in '94 when he pulled his brand of legal justice out on Kay Bailey Hutchinson. We'll beat Earle again like a borrowed mule.

Re: Earle has prosecuted more Democrats than Republics.

DG: Earle always gets that 'ol saw out when the subject comes up. Fact is Earle prosecutes conservatives and people he doesn't like, .....doesn't matter what political flavor. It's about time to put a stop to it once and for all.


27 posted on 10/11/2005 3:12:55 PM PDT by flattorney
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To: Halls
Ironically, Dick Deguerrin is a Democrat.

of course, he's a lawyer first.

28 posted on 10/11/2005 3:14:22 PM PDT by keithtoo (Howard Dean is a Rove plant, Rove is a NeoCon plant, NeoCons are Trilateralist plants....)
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To: Enchante

his own DAUGHTER is a judge here in Texas. and i just heard his son is going to be running for Representative. ugh.


29 posted on 10/11/2005 3:17:11 PM PDT by Zeppelin (Stop Global Warming. Shut a Liberal's Mouth.)
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To: Flyer

Mess with the bull you're gonna' get the horns. hehehehe


30 posted on 10/11/2005 3:17:26 PM PDT by Texas WOP
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To: prairiebreeze
Earle's son is running in a very conservative (yes, there are conservatives in Austin) district of Austin, which was formerly occupied by an unapologetic conservative (Terry Keel) former county sherriff.

This is one district in Austin, where Earle's son doesn't stand a chance.

There will be no dynasty here.

31 posted on 10/11/2005 3:17:33 PM PDT by keithtoo (Howard Dean is a Rove plant, Rove is a NeoCon plant, NeoCons are Trilateralist plants....)
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To: keithtoo

Exactly, and a good one! Delay doesn't care if the guys a liberal or not, if he can kick butt in the court room that is all that matters.


32 posted on 10/11/2005 3:18:13 PM PDT by Halls (Terri Schindler Schiavo was murdered legally in our country, NEVER FORGET!!!)
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To: flattorney

Dick DeGuerin, DeLay's attorney.... he'll waste those Donk hacks masquerading as a DA's office


33 posted on 10/11/2005 3:18:21 PM PDT by dennisw (You shouldn't let other people get your kicks for you - Bob Dylan)
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To: keithtoo

"This is one district in Austin, where Earle's son doesn't stand a chance.

There will be no dynasty here."

Amen! When are the elections? I'm a UT right now and don't want to miss casting my ballot!


34 posted on 10/11/2005 3:21:56 PM PDT by Zeppelin (Stop Global Warming. Shut a Liberal's Mouth.)
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To: prairiebreeze

The real change needs to take place in the Texas Legislature and Constitution [whichever or both] whereby the Travis County DA has this authority taken away from him and given to the State AG, imo.

This won't change a thing about the DeLay indictments but will change the future ones.....


35 posted on 10/11/2005 3:21:58 PM PDT by deport (Alberto Gonzales... Next up. LOL)
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To: flattorney
Attention Mr President:

This is how you impress conservatives.
This is how you show up for a gun fight.
This is how MEN play politics.

We want the MAN with the bull horn at ground zero back!

36 posted on 10/11/2005 3:23:46 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: All

I love Tom Delay. And the whiney spineles "conservatives" should take a lesson!!!!


37 posted on 10/11/2005 3:26:32 PM PDT by jackv
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To: irons_player

It's about time a R went on offense.


38 posted on 10/11/2005 3:28:37 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: flattorney
I don't know if this effort will work or not. It seems unlikely that a court would order the attorney for one side to testify about his actions in representing his client (supposedly in this case, the residents of Travis County, and the state of Texas).

It is certainly unlikely if the judge is your typical Travis County liberal judge.

But one thing I do know. If I wanted to hire the best lawyer in Texas to represent me, I'd hire Dick DeGuerin.

39 posted on 10/11/2005 3:29:28 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: flattorney

All have to clearly state...is leave the man(Tom Delay) alone ...unless there is any evidence of any kind of fraud caught on tape.

By the way does'nt the country as well as the world have plenty of work to do? I guess the Captial Hill libs are too bored..... they need more work to do.

So please call any libs on the Hill and tell them Habit for Humanity needs help in building homes for famlies in need ...I bet President Carter would appreciate the help.

lbjgal


40 posted on 10/11/2005 3:30:57 PM PDT by lbjgal
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To: flattorney
Not being familiar with the legal system in that part of Texas, please explain to me how or if Ronnie Earle is accountable to anybody? Or is he like Eliot Spritzer in NY who goes around making lots of accusations and tries to convict companies and people in the press rather than in the courts?

Hold his feet to the fire on this one. Malicious prosecution should be followed up by the Hammer.
41 posted on 10/11/2005 3:34:27 PM PDT by kevinm13 (The Main Stream Media is dead! Fox News Channel Rocks!)
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To: keithtoo

Here some info about the Judge in the case and also DeLay's attorney Dick DeGuerin.

Texas is VERY different when it comes to politics. You can't get hung up in your shorts over the Dem vs Repub issue because a lot of it doesn't apply in Texas. Wasn't that long ago in Texas that there wasn't such thing as a Republican, only liberal Democrats and conservative Democrats.

ALSO, don't think for a minute that Judge Perkins is going to tolerate Ronnie Earle's misconduct in this matter. There is a LOT of Democrats in Texas that hate Ronnie Earle for Earle pissing all over the leg of the late great politician Bob Bullock.

Further, most of the media "legal experts" don't know squat about Texas politics and it legal system. Total horse dung what they are saying right now on this latest legal salvo by DeLay's attorney.

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About the Judge on the Tom DeLay Indictment Case
Judge Robert ("Bob") A. Perkins (JD-'73)
331st Judicial Criminal District Court

http://www.co.travis.tx.us/district_courts/criminal_courts/331.asp

Judge Perkins is a Democrat, but so is Dick DeGuerin. Judge Perkins donated $725 to the John Kerry Presidential Campaign in 2004. (Big spender, haa)

I posted this on another thread re DeGuerin:

FYI, DeLay's attorney, Dick DeGuerin, (one of the top criminal defense lawyers in the country) is a self-described yellow-dog Democrat who regularly votes in Democratic primaries. (Yellow-dog means these Dems would vote for a yellow-dog running on a Dem ticket before they would vote for a Repub, lol.)

Since the beginning of the 1988 election cycle, DeGuerin has contributed $15,800 to Democratic candidates, including $1,000 in 1996 to former Rep. Nick Lampson (D-Texas), who plans to challenge DeLay for his seat next fall.

DeGuerin also contributed $1,000 in 2002 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which is pinning its hopes for the 2006 election on DeLay’s legal problems and their potential to taint all GOP House candidates.

In an interview, DeGuerin described himself as being “kind of raised in Austin and Democratic politics.” His father served as Lyndon Baines Johnson’s administrative assistant when the former president was a member of Congress. DeGuerin’s father later worked for the Johnson administration in the Commerce Department.

(Remember my previous post. It wasn't that long ago that there wasn't just a thing in Texas as a Republican. You were either a Liberal Dem or a Conservative Dem. Texas laws and political history are very different than the other 49 States)

Per DeGuerin: “I don’t know that I agree with [DeLay’s] politics, and I don’t have to,” DeGuerin said. “What’s happened to him is political, and I don’t agree with trying to affect the ballot box with the jury box, and that’s what Ronnie Earle is trying to do.” DeGuerin said he made his political persuasion “very clear” to DeLay and his supporters, and he said DeLay is comfortable with it.


42 posted on 10/11/2005 3:35:39 PM PDT by flattorney
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To: flattorney

Outstanding!

DeLay's team continues to hit back, and in the process, scores hit after hit.

43 posted on 10/11/2005 3:36:31 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Dog Gone

Doesn't matter if it works or not....Delay and his lawyer are casting doubt about his integrity...see how it works?

First Earle casts doubt on Tom Delay's integrity.
And now it is payback time.

Ronnie is a crappy attorney and won't win. He's just trying to destroy a reputation and keep him out of the main seat in the house (as leader) while Supreme Court justice things are going on.

Come'on Texas Rangers, come get Ronnie and throw his behind in jail where it belong.


44 posted on 10/11/2005 3:36:38 PM PDT by BushisTheMan
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To: flattorney
This is an example of how good Dick DeGuerin is as a criminal attorney in Texas. If I recall correctly, Dick made $1.8 million defending Robert Durst.
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Dick takes on very weird and high visibility cases for the challenge and the ego of the cases. The last case DeGuerin won had EVERYONE in Texas and the U.S. shaking their heads, including myself. I remember Dan Abrams, on the MSNBC “The Abrams Report” could hardly contain himself during a post trial interview with four of the jurors on DeGuerin last big case win. I couldn't believe it either.

Last year, in Galveston County, DeGuerin defended Robert Durst, heir to a New York real estate fortune, who admitted killing and dismembering an unfortunate victim in Galveston. After killing the victim, Durst cut up the body and threw it into Galveston Bay. Durst was a suspect in another California killing at the time and had moved to Galveston posing as a deaf-mute woman and lived in a dingy apartment, despite his considerable wealth. At the trial, Durst testified he accidentally shot his neighbor as the two struggled for a gun. Durst said he panicked, cut up the body and dumped the pieces in the Bay, all of which were discovered except the head..

Durst jumped bail on the Galveston charge and was arrested in Pennsylvania for stealing a chicken sandwich while carrying two guns and $38,000. Bottom line, DeGuerin got Durst acquitted on the capital murder charge, on the grounds of self-defense, but they nailed Durst for the guns and tampering with evidence - that would be dismembering the corpse. They let him slide on the chicken sandwich charge. I swear, I'm not making up any of this. Net-net Durst got seven months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release, plus a $30,000 fine.

That's how good Dick DeGuerin is in a criminal trial.

DeGuerin-Durst at Trial in Galveston Country.

45 posted on 10/11/2005 3:38:01 PM PDT by flattorney
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To: lonevoice

Perfect.


46 posted on 10/11/2005 3:39:45 PM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: flattorney
The cops came to bring Earl in

They searched the house high and low

Then they tipped their hats

and said 'Thank You if you hear from him let us know'

Well the weeks went by and

Spring turned to Summer

And Summer faded into Fall

And it turns out he was a missing person

who nobody missed at all

Maybe the Dixie Chicks had a point?

47 posted on 10/11/2005 3:41:33 PM PDT by neodad (Rule Number 1: Be Armed)
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To: flattorney

Squash Ronnie Earle like the POS he is.

Go Tom, Go!!!!!!!!!


48 posted on 10/11/2005 3:47:50 PM PDT by planekT (Don't shoot me, I'm only the piano player.)
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To: keithtoo

of course, he's a lawyer first.


And one of the best in Texas.


49 posted on 10/11/2005 3:49:00 PM PDT by angelsonmyside
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To: flattorney
From the Texas libs William Wayne Justice, Mark White, Jim Mattox, et ilk, who ruined the finest prison system in the Country, to Annie (who should have been running a truck stop), Hightower, Dogget, et pukes I get sick of Austin.

This city is a nest of libs fed by the U of Texas ultra leftist professors and their spoon fed kids.

50 posted on 10/11/2005 3:51:59 PM PDT by oldtimer
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