One for the “what did I tell ya?” file,
Sunday I posted,
Don’t bet your house on either the trial going through or Chirac losing if it does.
Sure enough, here’s the latest,
Chirac Trial Suspended
A French court on Tuesday suspended the trial of former French President Jacques Chirac until a higher court rules on a constitutional claim lodged by a codefendant.
On Tuesday, the Paris court said the claim was “serious,” and had to be referred to a higher court. In turn, the high court will have three months to decide whether it wishes to refer the claim to France’s Constitutional Council—a jurisdiction of which Mr. Chirac is a member.
The trial’s suspended for three months; the investigation leading to it,
The investigation, which began more than a decade ago, was suspended for many years while Mr. Chirac was president, because he benefited from judicial immunity.
Moving right along…