Sen. Menendez Urges Supreme Court to Throw Out Corruption Case

From NBC News

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez urged the US Supreme Court Tuesday to throw out the federal corruption case pending against him.

Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, was accused last year of using his Senate office to help a Florida eye doctor and big political donor, Salomon Melgen, who was under federal investigation over Medicare billing.

Abbe Lowell, a Washington, DC lawyer representing Menendez, said in the Supreme Court filing that the Constitution's "speech or debate" clause forbids federal prosecutors from challenging the motives of legislators engaged in official business.

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