Congressman Chris Collins May Use Clause to Delay Trial

The lawyers for Congressman Chris Collins reportedly may use a legal strategy that could delay his trial, though it isn't likely to clear him of insider trading charges.

The Buffalo News reports Collins' lawyers may use a clause in the Constitution that was designed to protect members of Congress from abuse by other branches of government.

Other indicted members of Congress have cited the "Speech or Debate" clause, but have not successfully used it to beat their charges.

But legal observers believe arguments over the clause could delay Collins' trial -- currently scheduled for next February.

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