Judge Wants More Time To Fight Charges Of Obstructing ICE

Law360 (July 12, 2019, 4:05 PM EDT) -- Lawyers for an indicted Massachusetts state judge and court officer asked a Boston federal judge Friday for an additional five weeks to file dispositive motions, saying the "novel" prosecution over their clients' alleged efforts to help a man dodge immigration officers will require extensive research to rebut.

The lawyers for Judge Shelley M. Joseph and Wesley MacGregor said their dispositive motions will address complex issues, including judicial immunity, the "unduly broad" application of obstruction of justice statutes, and the applicability of the 10th Amendment, which deals with the delegation of power between the federal government and the states.

"This prosecution is novel and...

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