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Sun Jan 20, 2019, 07:15 AM

Rand Paul's lawyers want his political views excluded from trial

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- U.S. Sen. Rand Paul never shies away from speaking his mind, but his attorneys are asking a Kentucky judge to make the Republican lawmaker's political beliefs off-limits at his upcoming trial against the neighbor who tackled him while he was doing yard work at his home.

That's fine with the neighbor's attorney, who's pushing back against a second request from Paul's team: to also refrain from talk of the senator's lawn-maintenance habits.

Paul suffered multiple broken ribs in the 2017 attack, and the neighbor, Rene Boucher, pleaded guilty to assaulting a member of Congress. Paul sued Boucher, and a jury trial set for Jan. 28 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, will determine the amount of damages the senator can receive.

Paul's legal team says his political beliefs are "irrelevant" to the trial, noting Boucher has said the attack had nothing to do with politics.

Read more here: https://www.kentucky.com/latest-news/article224753140.html

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flotsam Jan 2019 #1

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Sun Jan 20, 2019, 03:02 PM

1. His political views include tort reform

which often includes liability caps-they don't want to discuss in court that Rand thinks courts give victims too much money.

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