Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Jensen Attorney Moves for Dismissal on Grounds of Selective Prosecution

The attorney for former Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen and former legislative aide Sherry Schultz filed a dismissal motion in the case today, arguing selective prosecution.

Attorney Stephen Meyer said the prosecution is a violation of his clients fifth, sixth, eighth and 14th amendment rights. He cites the fact that comparable Assembly Dems were not prosecuted, and the nearness of the '02 general election to the filing of the criminal complaint as two points for his claim. Meyer also filed a lengthy affadavit to support his motion. The affidavit includes the John Doe testimony of Assembly Democratic Caucus staffers.

See more at www.wisopinion.com and in blogger Deb Jordahl's post .

The trial for Jensen and Schultz is set to begin Feb. 21. A pre-trial motion hearing is set for this Friday at 1:30 p.m.

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