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Judge hears motions in Ehrlich robocalls case

An attorney for a political operative accused of using robocalls to suppress black voter turnout during the 2010 gubernatorial election says the statute is unconstitutional.

Baltimore Judge Emanuel Brown heard motions Monday on the case of Julius Henson, a campaign consultant for former Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich in his rematch with Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley. Motions will continue Tuesday morning.

The calls told supporters of O’Malley and President Barack Obama to relax because they had won. Henson has said he did not believe the calls were illegal and weren’t meant to suppress the vote.

Henson’s trial was postponed in November after a judge recused himself. Ehrlich aide Paul Schurick was tried separately in the same case and found guilty of all four counts he faced.

Listen to the robocall below:

[audio:https://thedailyrecord.com/files/2011/11/ehrlich-robocall.mp3]