Judge Considering Whether To Delay Edwards Trial

The federal judge set to preside over the upcoming trial of John Edwards met behind closed doors Friday with a federal prosecutor and a lawyer for the two-time Democratic presidential candidate.

Edwards is seeking to delay the scheduled Jan. 30 start date for his trial on campaign finance charges, citing a medical condition that has not been publicly disclosed.

It is not clear what issues were discussed Friday in the judge's chambers. Edwards' lawyer declined to comment when leaving the courthouse.

The start date of the trial was moved back once after Edwards said he needed more time to prepare his defense and attend his daughter's wedding.

Edwards appeared healthy at a pretrial hearing last month.

Another hearing is scheduled for Jan. 13.

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  • by dirty harry Location: Washington on Jan 9, 2012 at 04:29 PM
    Just throw him under the jail already
  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Jan 7, 2012 at 05:42 AM
    Another UNC alum in the news. Remember people, this is the guy the Dean Smith and Roy Williams and Butch Davis endorsed! The "Carolina Way"!
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      by Shine on Jan 8, 2012 at 11:37 PM in reply to Dave
      My little sister and her husband graduated from the "Big Blue" ...... Neither could hit the side of a barn if they were standing IN IT...
  • by Shine Location: NE NC on Jan 6, 2012 at 09:45 PM
    We have a Federal Prosecutor (lawyer)meeting w/ a Judge (lawyer) meeting w. a Lawyer to discuss the outcome of Edwards (Lawyer)... Anyone see the irony in this or is the direction it is going just imagination????
  • by 40some on Jan 6, 2012 at 08:25 PM
    What a waste. They should just cancel the trial and save the money. Then easley and edwards can run for president together, hang out, and play a few rounds of golf before going back to the clubhouse to chase some skirts.
  • by Steve Location: Ayden on Jan 6, 2012 at 06:27 PM
    Two high ranking dems on the WITN home page and both criminals. Yep......they are really the party of the people.
  • by Charlie rich Location: tenn on Jan 6, 2012 at 05:38 PM
    " no one knows what goes on behind closed doors"
  • by Facts on Jan 6, 2012 at 05:24 PM
    Please "JUDGE" delay this trial until Mike Weasely gets his license back and gets appointed to the bench so he can hear this CASE! Justice is just for CROOKS
  • by MoneyTalks on Jan 6, 2012 at 05:01 PM
    Any attorney, like John Edwards is, knows that age old saying "Justice delayed is Justice denied". Too bad the poor can't afford to "pay for delay".
  • by Ralphie Please ! on Jan 6, 2012 at 04:54 PM
    He is human! What effect does he have on your life? Are you related? Please just live your life the way you want and don't worry about others that are not in your little world.
  • by ralphie Location: ahoskie on Jan 6, 2012 at 04:17 PM
    Please, what ever happens, just keep that sleazy greedy selfish creepy freak, or democrat, from having any further effect on our lives! Nasty...ENOUGH!
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      by Chuck on Jan 6, 2012 at 04:59 PM in reply to ralphie
      Please Judge.Do not delay this trail. This Lieing,Cheatin' Scumbag should be in prison. Meanwhile he is living in a house of gold & counting his money. Rest In peace Elizabeth!!

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