Edwards Seeks Case Dismissal

    Former U.S. Sen. and presidential candidate John Edwards, center, arrives with his attorneys at federal court for an appearance in Greensboro, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. A federal judge in North Carolina will hold a hearing Wednesday in response to five motions filed by lawyers for John Edwards seeking the dismissal of the case against the former presidential candidate.  (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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    John Edwards will face a federal judge Wednesday in an effort to dismiss the campaign-finance charges against him. Edwards’s lawyers argued in five separate motions last month that the case was sought by a partisan Republican prosecutor focused on taking down the former presidential candidate. Prosecutors, in turn, filed a stack of motions backing up their charges and saying a dismissal would not be based in the law. Edwards, 58, has been charged with using $1 million from campaign donors to cover up an affair with Rielle Hunter, and he has pleaded not guilty and claimed he never broke any laws.

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