Appeals court dismisses Rick Perry’s criminal case 

Updated: 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016  |  Posted: 9:08 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016The state’s top criminal court on Wednesday threw out the remaining criminal charge against Rick Perry, sparing the former governor from trial and a potential prison sentence on a felony charge of misusing the power of his office.The charge, related to Perry’s 2013 threat to veto money for Travis County prosecutors in an attempt to force District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg from office, violated the Texas Constitution’s separation of powers provision by improperly limiting the governor’s veto authority, the Court of Criminal Appeals said in a 6-2 ruling.

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