Re: Biased GOP judge withdraws from Delay case after he does Delays dirty work
- From: "Sam Snide" <ssnide@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2005 21:26:53 GMT
ANyone else expect this trial to be a joke. DeLay has his filthy, wrectched
hands all over Texas politics so bad they'll be hard pressed to find anyone
who's not paid off.
"RobH" <Rob@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
> After biased republican judge helps put the fix in to the Delay case, he
> admits he is biased and withdraws.
> Judge withdraws from DeLay case
> 03:06 PM CST on Thursday, November 3, 2005
> Associated Press
> AUSTIN, Texas - Two days after Rep. Tom DeLay won a fight to get a new
> judge in his case, prosecutors Thursday succeeded in ousting the
> Republican responsible for selecting the new judge.
> Administrative Judge B.B. Schraub withdrew after District Attorney
> Ronnie Earle filed a request to have him removed.
> Schraub said he will ask the chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court a
> Republican to name a judge to preside over DeLay's conspiracy and money
> laundering trial.
> DeLay is charged with illegally funneling corporate campaign
> contributions to Republican candidates for the Texas Legislature in
> 2002. The Texas Republican was forced to step down as House majority
> leader after being indicted.
> On Tuesday, District Judge Bob Perkins, a Democrat, was removed from
> DeLay's case at the congressman's request because of his contributions
> to Democrats.
> The district attorney argued that Schraub was objectionable, too,
> because he has contributed to GOP candidates including Gov. Rick Perry,
> a DeLay ally. Earle said the contributions called into question
> Schraub's ability to be impartial.
> DeLay's contributions to Texas Republicans helped the GOP win control of
> the Texas House in 2002. Then, in a series of special sessions called by
> Perry, the GOP pushed through a congressional redistricting plan crafted
> by Delay to send more Republicans to Congress in 2004.
> In his request for Schraub's removal, Earle said Schraub's financial
> support of Perry reveals that the judge agrees in principle with Perry's
> agenda regarding Tom DeLay's redistricting map.
> Prosecutors also suggested that Schraub appears politically indebted to
> Perry, who appointed him as administrative judge and can reappoint him
> in January.
> Earle wrote that prosecutors believe Schraub to be completely fair and
> impartial, with a sterling reputation of honesty and integrity. However,
> as the recusal of Judge Perkins reflected, such is unfortunately no
> longer the standard in our state for the judiciary, the district
> attorney said.
> Schraub, 76, has also contributed George W. Bush's campaigns for
> governor and president. He has more than 40 years of judicial
> experience, the last 15 as administrative judge.
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