- Making News: Congressman Tom Delay Indicted By Texas Grand Jury
Republican Congressman Tom DeLay has been indicted in Texas on one count of criminal conspiracy. His lawyer calls the indictment "a dead skunk in the middle of the road." DeLay says he-ll step down temporarily as House Majority Leader, as called for by the rules of Congress, David Hawkings is Managing Editor of CQ Weekly, published by Congressional Quarterly.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Russia Moves against Khodorkovsky's Legal Team
Robert Amsterdam is in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, after being expelled from Russia, where he was a lawyer for Mikhail Khordorkovsky. Khordorkovsky was a political opponent of Putin-s and head of the Yukos Oil Company until his assets were seized after he was convicted of fraud and tax evasion. Amsterdam, who left Russia last Friday after a visit from plainclothes police, has more on Vladimir Putin and the rule of law.
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