(WASHINGTON TIMES) Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s lawyers formally asked a court Monday to toss out the felony charges recently leveled against the Republican, arguing that the court should not get involved in a political dispute and that the governor was exercising his legal powers and rights.
“Continued prosecution of Governor Perry on the current indictment is unprecedented, insupportable and simply impermissible,” Anthony G. Buzbee and Thomas R. Phillips said in the 60-page brief filed in Travis County District Court. “This Court should not hesitate to dismiss both counts of the indictment and bar the prosecution, immediately, if not sooner.”
Mr. Perry, a likely 2016 presidential contender, was indicted earlier this month on two felony counts of abuse of power and coercion of a public servant.
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