11/20/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Rick Renzi Unsuccessfully Tries To Get Evidence Tossed

A judge has rejected former Rep. Rick Renzi's attempts to prevent a majority of the evidence gathered from wiretaps and search warrants, as well as interviews with his former aides, from being admitted in his corruption trial.

Magistrate Judge Bernardo Velasco determined that the Arizona Republican's interpretation of constitutional separation-of-powers protections was overly broad and should not protect all of the information derived from taped phone calls and interviews with former aides. He made the argument in a court document filed Wednesday.

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