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John Edwards Asks To Delay Trial, Citing Illness

Source: AP / CBS News

RALEIGH, N.C. – Former presidential candidate John Edwards says he has been diagnosed with a medical condition that would make it difficult for him to attend his approaching criminal trial over campaign finances and is asking for it to be delayed.
In a motion filed Thursday, Edwards’ lawyers asked a federal judge to delay the start of the Jan. 30 trial for at least two months. They did not disclose his illness and filed sealed records with the court.

“The Defendant has a medical issue … that will prevent a trial of this matter during the January 2012 Criminal Term,” the motion says. “The failure to grant a continuance would be likely to result in a miscarriage of justice.”

Members of the defense team could not immediately be reached for comment.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EKYC4ONCZDTUAIMEWW7Z4XY7KM sharon

    Is it me or is this what you would call playing the “sick card.” why not take a page from the Egyptians play book surrounding the Hosni Mubarak corruption trial wheel him into court in a hospital bed or a wheelchair………….something to think about. 

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