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Packwood 'may resign'

WASHINGTON - Senator Bob Packwood of Oregon, accused of sexual misconduct, is considering whether to resign, his lawyer said yesterday, Reuter reports. 'The Senator has not resigned. The matter is currently under consideration. I don't know when any decision will be made,' his lawyer told reporters.

Earlier this month, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to authorise court action to compel Senator Packwood to surrender diaries the Ethics Committee wants in investigating sexual misconduct charges against him.