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Rick Perry Asks to Miss Court Date Citing Overseas Trip

Monday, 22 Sep 2014 02:23 PM

Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants to skip his next scheduled court appearance because he'll be out of the country.

In a motion Monday, Perry's attorneys asked the judge to let him miss an Oct. 13 pretrial hearing due to "long-standing plans to be in Europe" all that week.

The motion says that if Perry has to appear, the hearing should be delayed until at least a day after he returns on Oct 19.

An Austin grand jury indicted last month Perry on two felony counts of abuse of power for threatening to veto state funding for a public corruption investigative unit.

Perry issued the promised veto after a Democratic district attorney refused to resign following her drunken driving conviction. That drew an ethics complaint from a left-leaning watchdog group.

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Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants to skip his next scheduled court appearance because he'll be out of the country.In a motion Monday, Perry's attorneys asked the judge to let him miss an Oct. 13 pretrial hearing due to long-standing plans to be in Europe all that...
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