Thursday, January 22, 2009

Scooter, Running Out Of Loopholes, To Be Retried In Madison

Former Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen's new misconduct trial will stay
in Madison instead of moving to his home county, a state appeals court ruled

Jensen asked Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan last year to
move the proceedings to Waukesha under a 2007 state law that allows elected
officials to be tried in their home counties for ethics violations. Jensen had hoped the move would set him up for an acquittal: Waukesha is
a Republican stronghold, and Jensen represented the area for 14 years in the Legislature, building connections there.

Maybe 2009 won't be a total waste after all.

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