Skip to comments.Edwards seeks delay in sex tape testimony
Posted on 06/10/2011 4:59:46 AM PDT by NCjim
RALEIGH, N.C. Former presidential candidate John Edwards wants a judge to delay a planned deposition in the privacy lawsuit filed by his mistress over a purported sex tape.
Edwards, who was indicted last week on four counts of violating federal campaign finance laws and one count each of criminal conspiracy and making a false statement, said answering questions under oath in the civil suit would violate his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
Rielle Hunter filed suit last year against former Edwards campaign aide Andrew Young, alleging that he took from her sensitive materials, including a reputed sex tape showing her with Edwards. She wants the items returned to her.
Young said Hunter left them behind after leaving a hideout they shared while covering up Edwards' affair during the 2008 presidential campaign.
Edwards provided testimony in February but refused to answer some questions that he says weren't related to the lawsuit.
Superior Court Judge Carl Fox ordered a June 20 deposition of Edwards that the judge would attend to rule on the relevancy of the questions posed by Young's attorneys.
In a motion filed Wednesday, Edwards asked Fox to stay his order until the criminal case against him is resolved, noting Young is a key prosecution witness.
"Given the subject matter of the indictment and the questions sought to be posed, there is no serious question that Fifth Amendment rights are implicated if the deposition occurs," the motion states.
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So, you think Johnny shaves his balls like Weiner ?
Weiner and Edwards... Must be a lot of pride going around at the DNC this week.
He should be more worried about Elizabeth’s tape that she left as her last will and testament (and revenge) and that was given to a friend to turn over to the court.
Be so much easier if we had adultery prosecutable as a crime, he’d be in jail already.
Edwards will be found not guilty by reason of insanity.
The judge, lawyers and jury will all agree that the belief that a videotape of Edwards and Rielle having sex is something that anyone would ever want to look at is the very dictionary definition of insanity.
Yeah, but the economy would have collapsed because our population would have been reduced to nothing but inmates and jailers if everyone who'd committed adultery were in prison.
Not everyone is married, far fewer couples commit adultery than the left-wing would have us believe, not all who committed adultery would be caught, of those not all would be prosecuted, of those not all those would be convicted and of those the term would only be a few years, not their whole life - it would not “overlow” the prisons.
As far as being too commonly occurring of a crime, assault is a crime that’s far more common than adultery but we still keep the laws prohibiting it and it does not overwhelm prisons.
Sodomy, adultery and fornication were all crimes prior to 1962 throughout the States. In that year, the American Law Institute, an organization of lawyers, judges and legal scholars, under the guise of “standardization”, published the “Model Penal Code”. This framework was then used to bring all sorts of legislation forth in State legislatures to “standarize and update” laws. Sodomy, adultery and fornication were omitted as crimes from the Model Penal Code and this carried through into the “standardized” laws that were passed in adopting it. Of course, the American Law Institute is not an elected body and is not mentioned in the U.S. Constitution or any State Constitution, so it was a perversion of our legislative processes to allow it to have so much influence on such a significant aspect of law with societal consequences so great.
If these laws were individually put to voters to repeal, they certainly would not have been, which would have made it much more difficult for admitted sodomites to be elected to public office and to have other jobs of public trust like teaching. Sodomites would still have to largely remain “in the closet”. The level of sexual deviance in society, i.e., what is shown in the media, taught in schools, etc., would be much lower as there would be legal limits that excluded such immorality.
Decriminalization has opened the floodgates for “equal rights” and social and legal acceptance of still more deviant acts, since the Constitution requires that legal acts be allowed to happen. American culture and law is sliding down a moral “slippery slope”.
Without even looking up any numbers, I can say with certainty that it's too many to lock up.
As far as being too commonly occurring of a crime, assault is a crime thats far more common than adultery but we still keep the laws prohibiting it and it does not overwhelm prisons.
Disagree completely. There are for more individuals who have been unfaithful than individuals who've committed assault.
I'd say that given the current makeup of the population, the chances of recriminalizing adultery is slim. Since you mentioned it, the chances of criminalizing fornication is absolutely zero, and in that instance you couldn't find enough jailers.
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