By [Dan Rivoli] The [Wall Street Journal reported]( comments Rep. Jerrold Nadler made at Rep. Charles Rangel's 80th birthday bash. The Harlem Congressman is fighting 13 counts of ethics violations.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, another Manhattan Democrat, said he had read the ethics committee's charges against his colleague, and "if this were a court of law, most of this would be thrown out, it wouldn't stand up.'' Read the West Side Spirit's story on [Upper West Democrats' opinion of Rangel](http://nypress.com2010/08/11/can-rangel-win-the-upper-west-side/), who faces four opponents in the Sept. 14 primary.