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  • GOP seeks to expel Jefferson from House

    06/05/2007 12:42:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,397+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/5/07 | Laurie Kellman - ap
    WASHINGTON - Republicans moved Tuesday to seek Rep. William J. Jefferson's expulsion from the House, a day after the Louisiana Democrat was indicted on charges of receiving more than $500,000 in bribes. Jefferson, meanwhile, relinquished his seat on the House Small Business Committee before members of his own party could vote to kick him off the panel. In a two-paragraph letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (news, bio, voting record), Jefferson, 60, said he was taking the step "in the light of recent developments in a legal matter." Republicans, citing Pelosi's election-season promise to run the most ethical House in history,...
  • DeLay Case May Once Again Face Bias Issue

    03/21/2006 1:10:07 AM PST · by flattorney · 2 replies · 593+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 20, 2006, | R. G. Ratcliffe
    - - Several judges have conflicts similar to those of 2 jurists who had to step down AUSTIN - The appearance of possible bias forced two judges out of the criminal case against U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay last year, and similar issues could taint some judges on two appeals panels that are now considering the charges against the former majority leader. The two three-judge panels on the 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin are considering appeals that could effectively end the DeLay prosecution. One panel is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the case Wednesday. Several judges on the panels...
  • State Will Argue to Restore Dropped Charges Against DeLay

    03/21/2006 1:04:41 AM PST · by flattorney · 8 replies · 518+ views
    Fort Bend Herald ^ | March 20, 2006 | Not Named
    AUSTIN (AP) - Embattled Rep. Tom DeLay will move a step closer this week to resolving felony charges against him, but the appeals court hearing may remind voters about his legal troubles at a time when he is trying to win re-election to Congress. >>>Prosecutors on Wednesday (3/22/06-TAB)<<< will try to convince the 3rd Court of Appeals to restore the criminal conspiracy and money laundering charges against DeLay that cost him his post as House majority leader last fall. DeLay also has one other money laundering count against him. State district Judge Pat Priest dismissed the conspiracy part of the...
  • Texas Democratic Party Chairman To Step Down

    03/17/2006 6:40:27 AM PST · by flattorney · 7 replies · 464+ views
    Ft Worth Star Telegram ^ | Fri, Mar. 17, 2006 | John Moritz
    -- The head of the struggling Texas Democratic Party will quit his post two months before his term was to expire, which could set the stage for a showdown over the leadership of the party that once dominated state politics. Charles Soechting, a lawyer who became state Democratic chairman in 2003 and had planned to step aside when his term ends in June, will tell the party's executive committee Saturday that his last day in the unpaid job will be April 22. The committee, made up of two people from each of the 31 state Senate districts and other party...
  • Democrats Thought it was Improper to Filibuster Judicial Nominees

    05/19/2005 8:17:55 AM PDT · by Peach · 169 replies · 11,250+ views
    May 19, 2005 | FR Researchers
    Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Delaware) March 19, 1997: “But I also respectfully suggest that everyone who is nominated is entitled to have a shot, to have a hearing and to have a shot to be heard on the floor and have a vote on the floor.” Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Illinois)September 28, 1998: “We should meet our responsibility. I think that responsibility requires us to act in a timely fashion on nominees sent before us. ... Vote the person up or down.” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) September 11, 1997: “Let’s bring their nominations up, debate them if necessary, and vote them up...