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Rick Perry's Lawyers Make Third Attempt to Quash Indictment

By    |   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 09:47 PM

The protracted abuse-of-power case against former Texas Gov. Rick Perry continues with prosecutors and lawyers for Perry sparring over whether the indictment is clear enough — and legally justified.

Perry's legal team's latest challenge is the third attempt to quash the August indictment; prosecutors Monday pushed back against the new argument that they're required to lay out all the evidence against Perry in the indictment, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Prosecutors say the indictment language is clear and discloses exactly what's been alleged as illegal, the newspaper reports.

Perry is accused of abusing his veto power in 2013 to try to force out Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg by cutting off funds for a public corruption program she oversees.

The San Antonio Express-News notes state Judge Bert Richardson has denied two previous motions to quash the indictment against Perry, who is positioning himself for a presidential run.

The likely GOP presidential contender has maintained he properly used his veto authority and that the indictment is improper, politically motivated and damaging to both free speech and gubernatorial authority, the Express-News notes.

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