Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Court Dismisses Final Charge Against Rick Perry

The indictment of former Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) on two felony charges appears to have collapsed.  From AP's The Big Story:
Texas' highest criminal court tossed the second and final felony charge against former Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday, likely ending a case the Republican says helped sink his short-lived 2016 presidential bid.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals dismissed the abuse-of-power charge, which was filed after Perry threatened - and then carried out - a veto of state funding for a group of public corruption prosecutors after the Democratic head of the unit refused to resign.
A lower appeals court dismissed the other charge, coercion by a public servant, in July.
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