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Perry Defense: Veto Was Constitutionally Protected

Governor Rick Perry’s defense team says the two felony abuse of power indictments against him are unconstitutional, but not because he’s above the law.

11/17/2014

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Indicted Perry Appears In Austin Courtroom

Gov. Rick Perry is making his first court appearance on felony charges that accuse him of abusing his power when he vetoed funding for public corruption prosecutors.

11/06/2014

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Governor Perry’s First Court Appearance Rescheduled For Nov. 6

A judge has rescheduled for Nov. 6 in Austin Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s first court appearance to face abuse-of-power charges.

10/24/2014

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Perry Goes For Ice Cream After Booking On Felony Charges

What’s a governor to do after getting booked on felony charges? Go for ice cream. Minutes after he was fingerprinted at the Travis County Courthouse, Governor Rick Perry posted a photo on Twitter.

08/19/2014

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No Arrest Warrant Being Issued For Gov. Perry

A judge has decided not to issue an arrest warrant for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a court official said Monday, meaning the Republican can continue traveling the country and gearing up for a possible 2016 presidential run despite being indicted on two felony counts of abuse of power.

08/18/2014

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Perry Moves Ahead With ’16 Courtship Despite Case

Undeterred by indictment, Texas Gov. Rick Perry intends to travel to three major 2016 primary states during the next two weeks even as he faces the prospects of a highly unpresidential booking on felony charges.

08/18/2014

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Governor Perry Indicted For Coercion For Veto Threat

Governor Rick Perry has been indicted for abuse of power after carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors.

08/15/2014

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Former Dallas Police Officer On Trial For Brutality

A former Dallas Police officer finds himself on the opposite side of a criminal court case.

06/26/2014

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Prosecutor: ‘No Plans’ To Have Perry Testify

A special prosecutor said Friday that he does not plan to call Texas Gov. Rick Perry to testify before a grand jury investigating whether he abused his power by vetoing funding for public corruption prosecutors.

06/06/2014

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Judge Appoints Special Prosecutor In Perry Ethics Complaint

A state judge appointed a San Antonio attorney on Monday to act as a special prosecutor to investigate an ethics complaint against Gov. Rick Perry.

08/19/2013

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Perry Under Investigation For Possible Abuse Of Office

A Texas judge says he plans to have a special prosecutor review allegations that Governor Rick Perry abused the powers of his office and broke the law over a veto that cut funding for state public corruption investigators.

08/15/2013