Chalk One Up For the Bugman

From Holden:

Now that we have the preliminaries out of the way let’s get on with the fucking trial. I live in Travis County and have not served on a jury for three years. I’m ready.

An appeals court Wednesday upheld a judge’s ruling throwing out a conspiracy charge against former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

DeLay, who announced this month that he is resigning his congressional seat, still faces a money-laundering charge and another conspiracy charge stemming from the financing of state legislative races in 2002.

A lower court judge dismissed one conspiracy charge against DeLay in December, agreeing with defense arguments that a conspiracy law did not cover election code violations when the offense allegedly was committed in 2002.