Judge Refuses To Toss Edwards Campaign Finance Charges

Law360, New York (May 11, 2012, 6:37 PM EDT) -- As prosecutors wrapped up their case Friday against former presidential hopeful John Edwards for allegedly breaking campaign finance laws, the North Carolina federal judge presiding over the trial refused to toss the charges and said they would go to the jury.

U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Eagles said she was unconvinced by the defense's argument that the prosecution's case was too weak to convince any sensible jury, though she did not explain her reasoning.

“She had read everything and ruled quickly,” said North Carolina attorney and...
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