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SCOTUS green-lights Menendez corruption trial
« on: March 20, 2017, 07:45:39 PM »
SCOTUS green-lights Menendez corruption trial
posted at 12:31 pm on March 20, 2017 by Ed Morrissey

   
The Supreme Court has dashed Robert Menendez’ last hope to prevent the first trial of a sitting US Senator for corruption since Ted Stevens in 2008 (which was posthumously vacated). The top court refused to take the appeal of a Third District appellate ruling that refused to overturn Menendez’ April 2015 indictment on the basis of constitutional privilege under the Speech or Debate Clause. That leaves the door open to a trial in the fall, just as the three-term incumbent ramps up an expected re-election campaign in the midterms:

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