Edwards Defense Displays Confidence With Quick Case

Law360, New York (May 16, 2012, 8:22 PM EDT) -- In abruptly resting their case on Wednesday, defense attorneys for John Edwards showed confidence in their efforts to undermine the government's ambitious corruption prosecution and their ability to obtain an acquittal, experts say.

The defense spent less than three days trying to divert the North Carolina federal jury's attention away from the more scandalous details of the politician's extramarital affair — details prosecutors thoroughly explored over three weeks of testimony — and toward the less salacious minutiae of campaign finance law.

"They probably feel pretty good...
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USA v. EDWARDS


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1:11-cr-00161

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North Carolina Middle

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June 3, 2011

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