January 13, 2009

"Jefferson to Seek Supreme Court Review Of Extent of Speech-or-Debate Protection"

BNA Money & Politics Report offers this report ($), which begins: "Former Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) plans to ask the Supreme Court to review his claims of protection from prosecution because of the Constitution's speech-or-debate clause. Jefferson's lawyer said in a motion filed Jan. 8 that his corruption trial in a federal district court in Virginia should be delayed until sometime in April, when the Supreme Court is expected to decide whether to grant review in Jefferson's interlocutory appeal (U.S. v. Jefferson, E.D. Va., Criminal No. 07-209, motion filed 1/08/09)."

Posted by Rick Hasen at January 13, 2009 08:02 AM