Judge Denies Stevens' Motion Seeking Acquittal, Inouye To Testify

Judge Emmet Sullivan has denied a motion by Sen. Ted Stevens' attorneys for acquittal, and Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) is now slated to testify on behalf of the Alaska Republican, his closest friend in the Senate.

Judge Sullivan ruled that he must "give the government of all legitimate inferences at this point," allowing the case to continue.

Judge Sullivan also told the jury that it must disregard testimony on two items: a car swap between Stevens and former Veco Corp. CEO Bill Allen, and internal time records from Veco for Dave Anderson and Ricky Williams, who did renovation work on Stevens' home in Girdwood, Alaska.

Judge Sullivan said that the "government had an obligation to provide certain information to the defendant and did not do so."