Ex-Lawmaker Wants High Court To Hear Privilege Claim

Law360, New York (November 15, 2011, 8:53 PM EST) -- A former congressman facing corruption charges asked the U.S. Supreme Court last month to review a decision he says would allow federal prosecutors to violate protections granted to legislators and eviscerate a key protection for lawmakers under investigation.

In a petition for writ of certiorari filed Oct. 31, former Rep. Rick Renzi, R-Ariz., said that the Ninth Circuit's June finding that allegations he coerced a mining company into buying land from a former business partner who owed him money fell outside the protections afforded by the...
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