Judge sets April trial in Edwards case
GREENSBORO | The delayed campaign-finance trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards is now scheduled to begin in April.
U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Eagles ruled Thursday in Greensboro that jury selection will begin April 12, with the presentation of evidence to start April 23. Judge Eagles expects the trial to last about six weeks.
Mr. Edwards has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of using campaign money to cover up an affair during his unsuccessful 2008 presidential candidacy.
Judge Eagles also heard arguments on whether expected testimony by former Edwards aide Andrew Young and others should be admissible. Judge Eagles said she would make a decision on those issues during the trial. hopeful Mitt Romney, who has said the government should not have used taxpayer money to rescue General Motors and Chrysler.
Mr. Clinton said Mr. Romney’s father would be “turning over in his grave.” The elder Romney was chief executive at American Motors and a former governor of Michigan.
Mr. Obama vigorously defended the bailout when he addressed the autoworkers earlier this week.