Detroit mayor unlikely to attend Dem. convention

DETROIT (AP) -- A judge is leaving the terms of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's bail on assault charges in effect, at least through the middle of the week.

The ruling makes it unlikely the mayor can attend the Democratic National Convention.

Kilpatrick's travel is restricted to the Detroit area as a condition of his release on bail.

His attorneys had been expected to ask today that the travel restriction be lifted.

However, Kilpatrick's legal team appeared in court with no request.

The Wayne County Circuit judge told Kilpatrick's defense lawyer that if he wants to raise the issue again he has to give the court and the prosecutor 48 hours' notice.

The mayor faces 10 felony counts in separate assault and perjury cases.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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