Sen. Stevens Loses His Bid for Mistrial

By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2008 5:45 PM CDT
In this file photo, Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska and his daughter, Beth, arrives for opening arguments.    (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Ted Stevens' corruption trial will continue despite serious errors by prosecutors, a federal judge in Washington ruled this afternoon. Material that should have been turned over to the senator's defense team much earlier surfaced Wednesday, infuriating Judge Emmet Sullivan, the Anchorage Daily News reports. He declined to dismiss the case or declare a mistrial despite responding to the prosecutors' contention that the omission was "human error" by calling it "probably intentional."