Lawyers: Scrap the DeLay-related indictments
GOP operatives say state law is too confusing.
By Laylan Copelin
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
The law that helped drive U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay from office and put two of his allies under criminal indictment can't be understood by the "man in the street," defense lawyers argued this morning.
Lawyers for Jim Ellis and John Colyandro, two DeLay lieutenants who operated Texans for a Republican Majority during the 2002 campaign, argued that the 3rd Court of Appeals should throw out indictments brought against their clients because the state's ban on corporate campaign money is confusing.
These are the guys I'm going to call when the IRS comes after me for not filing, because there's no way in hell the tax code can be understood by the "man in the street."