Hearing In John Edwards Case Today

A federal judge in North Carolina is considering whether former presidential candidate John Edwards goes on trial for alleged campaign finance violations later this month.

A hearing in Greensboro is set Friday, a day after lawyers for the former Democratic U.S. senator sought to seal documents describing what they call Edwards's "confidential medical condition."

Edwards' lawyers last month asked the judge to delay the start of his Jan. 30 trial for at least two months. Lawyers say Edwards has a medical condition that would make it difficult for him to attend the trial.

Prosecutors say they are ready to try Edwards on six felony and misdemeanor counts related to nearly $1 million from wealthy donors used to help hide his pregnant mistress during his 2008 While House run.


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  • by J.D. Location: ENC on Jan 6, 2012 at 08:30 AM
    He is not to sick to visit his mistress and love child. But he is to sick to go to court. Try his sorry self and be done with him.
  • by ralphie Location: ahoskie on Jan 6, 2012 at 07:51 AM
    Please, what ever happens, just keep that sleazy greedy selfish creepy freak, or democrat, from having any further effect on our lives!
  • by NC Resident Location: NC on Jan 6, 2012 at 07:34 AM
    You know this has to be the ultimate pain for all the liberal news organizations in this country to report this story. The National Inquirer should investigate some other liberals we have in office.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2012 at 06:35 AM
    Edwards, Easley and Perdue, now there are some names to make the NC democrats proud, lol. Anybody but a democrat for governer and president will do just fine in 2012 and I would bet my bottom dollar that will be the result. Time for some real leaders to take our state and our country back!!!
  • by wildpig Location: on the edge o lost girl swamp on Jan 6, 2012 at 06:26 AM
    i look for the nc democratic party to totally vindicate john edwards.... i think john edwards is the perfect example of the average north carolina demoncratic politican ah, am i wrong?
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 6, 2012 at 05:50 AM
    Yep, he has libterdialitis....it costs a lot of money, you learn how to lie and soon, you want social justice...
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