Stupak Threat Case Moves Forward In Bay City 4-12-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Stupak Threat Case Moves Forward In Bay City 4-12-2011

A judge has ordered a mental-competency hearing for a Michigan man accused of threatening a congressman.
Bay City federal Judge Thomas Ludington says he recently received a report on Russell Hesch's mental health. Without disclosing the contents, he ordered a magistrate judge on Monday to determine if the 74-year-old West Branch man is competent to stand trial.
A hearing date wasn't immediately set.
Hesch was charged last year with writing a letter that threatened to paint the Mackinac Bridge with Bart Stupak's blood because he voted for the health care law. Stupak represented northern Michigan in Congress at the time but since retired.
If Hesch is declared competent, his lawyers still could raise an insanity defense at trial.
Meanwhile, Stupak has been named a partner at a top Washington lobbying and law firm.
The Democrat from Menominee played a key role in the passage of President Barack Obama's health care legislation. He didn't seek re-election in 2010.
Venable LLC announced Monday that Stupak will serve as a partner in its legislative and government affairs practice.
Venable has a large stable of former lawmakers and government officials, including ex-Sen. Birch Bayh of Indiana and ex-Transportation Secretary James Burnley.
Stupak served on the House's Energy and Commerce Committee during 18 years in Congress, chairing its subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
He's also serving as a fellow at Harvard University's Institute of Politics.
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