Educating the Ignorant
- Dec 19, 2008
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Must have been one long piss-off.HOUSTON – A Texas Court of Appeals in Austin has overturned the conviction of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, attorney Brian Wice told KVUE sister station KHOU 11 News.
...an appeals court said the evidence in the case was "legally insufficient to sustain DeLay’s convictions."
"I’m very happy about it," DeLay said in Washington Thursday. "I’m so glad they wrote the ruling about it because the ruling says I never should have been charged, much less indicted."
The court said all judgments against DeLay were reversed, and the former congressman was formally acquitted.
For both DeLay and his critics, the process was frustratingly slow, due in part to some of the appeals court justices in Austin recusing themselves as well as DeLay’s successful effort to have a judge on the panel removed because of anti-Republican comments she made.
Read the court's decision to overturn DeLay conviction (PDF)
Read the court's dissenting opinion (PDF)