Legal Background on Stevens Case

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Michael Stern at Point of Order, one of the better blogs for legal issues in Congress, covers the legal background of the charges brought against Sen. Ted Stevens. Stevens is facing seven felony charges for deliberately filing false financial disclosure forms to the Senate Ethics Committee. Give Stern’s explanation a read; it’ll be worth it when following the Stevens trial. Steven’s trial starts on September 24.

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