Illinois (ECWd) -
The US District Court Central District of Illinois, Urbana Division has posted a recent ruling in the former Congressman Schock criminal Case.
Schock, through his attorneys, attempted through discovery to obtain additional information. Schock argues "that the CI’s intrusion upon Defendant’s office violated the Constitutional privilege against executive interference granted all members of Congress by the Speech or Debate Clause."
The courts ruling contains both Defendant Schock's position and the Government's position.
"Moreover, and of particular importance to the court in the context of a discovery request, the Government represents that it does not intend to present any potential Speech or Debate materials at trial. Thus, this court agrees with the Government that there is simply no additional information concerning the use of the CI to which Defendant is entitled. As a result, the court finds that Defendant has not made the necessary showing that he is entitled to discovery in addition to the voluminous discovery already provided by the Government."
"IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT:
(1) Defendant’s Motion for Discovery Regarding Use of Confidential Informant (#61) is DENIED.
(2) Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss Indictment (#76), Motion to Dismiss Counts 14-18 of Indictment (#78), and Motion to Dismiss Count 11 as Duplicitous (#86) remain pending while awaiting full briefing."
You can download the ruling at this link or view below.