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Judge may take up motion in Edwards sex tape case

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GREENSBORO, NC (AP) -- A federal judge in Greensboro may make a decision involving a contempt of court accusation in the case involving a purported sex tape depicting John Edwards.

U.S. District Court Judge Catherine C. Eagles could decide Friday whether to allow lawyers in that case to subpoena federal prosecutors in the separate criminal case involving Edwards.

Lawyers for Rielle Hunter want the subpoenas to stand as part of their effort to show that former Edwards campaign aide Andrew Young, his wife and their lawyers improperly shared information in the civil case with federal prosecutors.

Hunter, who had an affair with Edwards during his unsuccessful White House run, is suing the Youngs for the return of personal property, purportedly including the sex tape.

A hearing on the contempt charge is scheduled for November.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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