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Texas: D.A. given a week to respond to DeLay's petition

AP reports: The state's highest criminal court has asked prosecutors to respond to Republican Congressman Tom DeLay's request that the charges against him be dismissed.

The all-Republican appeals court on Tuesday gave prosecutors a week to submit arguments regarding the request filed Friday by DeLay attorney Dick DeGuerin. The court will decide whether to take the case after the prosecutors' response is received. -- Appeals court asks prosecutors to respond to motion by DeLay defense

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