Saturday, October 01, 2005
DeLay Arraignment Set
Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) has been ordered to appear at an arraignment on Oct. 21 in an Austin courtroom, where he plans to plead not guilty to the charge that he conspired with two associates to funnel corporate donations to Republican candidates for the Texas legislature.
DeGuerin also said he had begun to consider whether to attempt to move a trial, if there is one, out of Austin -- a Democratic bastion in a Republican-leaning state -- to a venue in Texas where the former majority leader has greater popularity.
GOI: I think that the judge should try to find a city with an equal (or near equal) amount of registered Republicans as Democrats.
Or another idea is for the judge to decide that there has to be 6 registered Democrats and 6 registered Republicans on the jury. I don't even know if that is Constitutional for the judge to do that but it seems like a reasonable thing to me.
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