Judge priest stripped out some language in the conspiracy charge against DeLay which could push back the trial date if the prosecutors decide to appeal that decision.
Because of this, DeLay is trying to separate the two charges--money laundering and conspiracy to launder money--that are still pending against him in hopes of getting a speedy trial.
By getting the charges severed and getting a fast track trial on the money laundering charge, and if found not guilty, DeLay’s lawyer’s theory is that the conspiracy charge will become moot.
I wonder what his plan will be if he gets a speedy trial and is convicted?
CNN has more on the story...