Judge Rules for Bush Deposition

DALLAS (AP) - A judge has ruled that former President George W.
Bush should be deposed in a lawsuit challenging the site of his
proposed presidential library.

Bush's attorneys were working Friday on an appeal that would
trigger an immediate stay of state District Judge Martin Hoffman's
ruling.

The library is to be built on the Southern Methodist University
campus. Two former condominium owners are suing, claiming SMU
bullied them into selling their property without disclosing plans
for it.

Attorneys for the property owners want to know whether SMU
officials told Bush of their plans.

The plaintiffs have obtained statements from top SMU officials
and former White House counsel Harriet Miers, who answered
questions under oath for hours.


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