Appeals court rejects one charge against former Gov. Perry

An appeals court has rejected one of the criminal charges against former Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

A grand jury indicted Perry last year after he was accused of abusing his veto power to oust the Travis County district attorney.  

He said he would veto funding unless she resigned because of a drunken driving arrest.

Perry maintains it was an appropriate use of his power.

The 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin on Friday rejected one count of coercion of a public servant.

It said it is still too early in the case to throw another abuse of power charge.

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