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D´Souza fails to win dismissal of
U.S. charges over straw donors

Reuters, by Nate Raymond*

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 5/15/2014 9:30:37 PM

NEW YORK - Dinesh D´Souza, the conservative author and filmmaker, on Thursday failed to win the dismissal of U.S. criminal charges that he used straw donors to make excessive contributions to a 2012 Senate candidate. Ruling from the bench, U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan rejected D´Souza´s contention that last month´s U.S. Supreme Court decision striking some limits on political donations also rendered a straw donor prohibition as unconstitutionally vague. The judge also denied a request by D´Souza, a prominent critic of President Barack Obama, to seek the production of evidence that would support his claim the

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What a travesty this is. It sure will be interesting to see what a jury decides.

[*w/Jonathan Stempel, Chizu Nomiyama & Andrew Hay]

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: eoddad, 5/15/2014 9:44:55 PM     (No. 9850357)

We are a long way down the road to a Police State. Where is the MSM on this abuse to shut down opposition voices. We know.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Janylou, 5/15/2014 10:04:42 PM     (No. 9850380)

I wonder what kind of judgeship promotion this judge was promised?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 5/15/2014 11:54:15 PM     (No. 9850485)

NYC judge named Berman - - ummm - - let me take a wild guess - - diehard, red diaper-baby, fanatic commie.

How´d I do?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bighambone, 5/16/2014 12:00:33 AM     (No. 9850492)

This is a political charge and the judge is a Bill Clinton appointee, so what do you expect he would decide?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 5/16/2014 12:06:50 AM     (No. 9850497)

I can´t remember seeing a trial happen so fast after charges were brought.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: belwhatter, 5/16/2014 4:00:49 AM     (No. 9850557)

I can´t help wondering what kind of pressure was brought to bear on this judge; was it money, promotion ,intimidation? or is the judge a plain old brown noser?

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