2014-11-10T191736Z_1_LYNXNPEAA90UU_RTROPTP_2_USA-TEXAS-PERRY

Texas Governor Perry gets support in felony case from bipartisan lawyers

Texas Governor Rick Perry and lawyers in court on abuse-of-power charges in AustinBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) – A bipartisan and high-profile group of lawyers on Monday filed a brief seeking to have abuse of power felony charges against Texas Governor Rick Perry thrown out, arguing the indictment against him is constitutionally flawed. Perry, seen as a possible Republican candidate in the 2016 presidential race, has said he was within his rights as governor in vetoing funds for a county prosecutor, a veto that resulted in the two felony charges being laid against him. …

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