Judge: John Edwards has life-threatening condition

Former U.S. Sen. and presidential candidate John Edwards, right, arrives with his attorneys including Abbe Lowell, left, at federal court for an appearance in Greensboro, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011.A federal judge in North Carolina will hold a hearing Wednesday in response to five motions filed by lawyers for John Edwards seeking the dismissal of the case against the former presidential candidate. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

January 13, 2012 12:22:29 PM PST
A federal judge says she has two letters from a cardiologist saying ex-presidential candidate John Edwards has a life-threatening condition that will require surgery in February.