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Tags: prosecutor | Rick Perry | governor | Texas

Texas Governor Rick Perry Loses Bid to Disqualify Prosecutor

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 06:19 PM EST

Texas Governor Rick Perry lost his bid to disqualify a state prosecutor and dismiss abuse-of-power charges after a judge ruled that his claims of procedural errors didn’t justify tossing the case.

Perry, 64, Texas’ longest-serving governor and a potential candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, faces two counts of abusing his authority by threatening to veto funding for a state ethics task force if the county prosecutor in charge of the program didn’t resign following a drunken driving conviction.

Perry contends he was within his absolute legal right as governor to veto any funding he chooses for any reason. He also claimed the state constitution protects a governor’s conversations about legislative activities.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry lost his bid to disqualify a state prosecutor and dismiss abuse-of-power charges after a judge ruled that his claims of procedural errors didn't justify tossing the case.Perry, 64, Texas' longest-serving governor and a potential candidate for the...
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Tuesday, 18 November 2014 06:19 PM
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