Sen. Menendez appeals corruption case ruling

An attorney for Sen. Bob Menendez says he's appealing a ruling allowing the corruption case against his client to move forward and will take it to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary.



A three-judge panel issued the ruling Friday.



The attorney, Abe Lowell, says the charges against Menendez should be thrown out because of a constitutional clause that protects the actions of sitting lawmakers.



Menendez is accused of accepting gifts in exchange for political influence.


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