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Supreme Court refuses to dismiss
Menendez corruption charges

Politico, by John Bresnahan

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Posted By:earlybird, 3/20/2017 1:44:38 PM

The Supreme Court has rejected Sen. Bob Menendez´s attempt to throw out the bribery and corruption charges against him, setting the stage for a trial for the New Jersey Democrat this fall. With Monday´s announcement, Menendez can no longer block the proceedings against him from moving forward, a major setback for his efforts to avoid criminal trial. Abbe Lowell, Menendez´s lead defense attorney, said the Supreme Court´s decision not to hear the appeal was "disappointing," but still said Menendez will be "vindicated when all the facts are heard at trial." "It´s disappointing that the Supreme Court did not take this opportunity to set

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dwa, 3/20/2017 3:29:14 PM     (No. 11195883)

Isn´t it funny that Menendez and his attorney are bringing up separation of powers as a concern. What BS. Didn´t hear that argument when they were looking into Sen Stevens.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Opticks, 3/20/2017 4:54:41 PM     (No. 11195949)

Good old Abbe Lowell. I guess Menendez knows what kind of trouble he is up against.:


"Lowell has defended political figures including John Edwards,[7] Jim Wright, Dan Rostenkowski, Charles Keating,[8] and Gary Condit[9] former Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons,[10] U.S. Rep. Joseph McDade[11] and lobbyist Jack Abramoff."

He keeps great company.
Also minority attorney in Clintons impeachment.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lakerman1, 3/20/2017 6:44:17 PM     (No. 11196066)

The irony of this is if Menencez is convicted and removed from offfice, his replacement will be worse.
It is, after all, New Jersey.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: civilservant, 3/21/2017 9:12:27 AM     (No. 11196561)

#3, we know we can count on Christie to NOT support the actual conservative pick, which is how we got Booker.



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