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Raskolnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-01-09 10:52 AM
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74. Do you think Justice should fight to maintain convictions in which
there has been fairly significant prosecutorial misconduct?
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  -U.S. to drop charges against former Sen. Stevens: report Scurrilous  Apr-01-09 06:00 AM   #0 
  - I want these prosecutors' heads on a platter.  Lasher   Apr-01-09 06:02 AM   #1 
  - They were Bush appointeees. Maybe the "bumbling" was deliberate.  No Elephants   Apr-01-09 06:24 AM   #5 
     - That's what I'm thinking, too  derby378   Apr-01-09 08:33 AM   #40 
     - Deuteronomy trumps Blackstone for many in Justice  jkilvik   Apr-01-09 10:08 AM   #64 
     - That was the first thing that went through my mind...  ut oh   Apr-01-09 10:21 AM   #66 
  - There is no more justice in the United States  AwareOne   Apr-01-09 06:11 AM   #2 
  - The Rich and well connected will always get a pass  saigon68   Apr-01-09 06:31 AM   #8 
  - And does Eric Holder care about them?  Baby Snooks   Apr-01-09 09:23 AM   #54 
     - "...the Justice Department finally replaced the trial team, including...  guruoo   Apr-01-09 09:44 AM   #60 
  - I agree this bodes very badly for the future  lovuian   Apr-01-09 02:02 PM   #88 
  - Considering Obama is willing to let war criminals walk instead of doing his fucking job...  Zhade   Apr-01-09 03:36 PM   #90 
  - I was wondering when this would happen. Old fart! Stupid fucking prosecutors!  lonestarnot   Apr-01-09 06:20 AM   #3 
  - Maybe stupid. Maybe intentional. Who knows?  No Elephants   Apr-01-09 06:26 AM   #6 
     - Won't be getting an answer on that any time soon now will we...  lonestarnot   Apr-01-09 06:35 AM   #10 
  - Wow. This is just bizarre.  BumRushDaShow   Apr-01-09 06:20 AM   #4 
  - Another Republican criminal skates.  aquart   Apr-01-09 06:31 AM   #7 
  - So, is Holder going to fire the Bush appointees who allegedly messed up, or is he only letting  No Elephants   Apr-01-09 06:33 AM   #9 
  - Excellent point.  GoCubsGo   Apr-01-09 07:16 AM   #22 
  - I like your take on this. Holder needs to fire the Bush-league "lawyers" that screwed up.  FailureToCommunicate   Apr-01-09 07:42 AM   #30 
  - Really?  WriteDown   Apr-01-09 11:13 AM   #78 
  - They already did.  Qutzupalotl   Apr-01-09 03:43 PM   #92 
  - eric holder, arne duncan, . .  Dinger   Apr-01-09 06:40 AM   #11 
  - Justice is dead in America  liberal N proud   Apr-01-09 06:54 AM   #12 
  - Au contraire. This proves that justice is alive. I don't like  Solomon   Apr-01-09 07:34 AM   #26 
     - So Siegelman and Minor get to go free, too?  Hissyspit   Apr-01-09 08:54 AM   #49 
     - Excellent Point  DU9598   Apr-01-09 09:06 AM   #51 
     - My very 1st thought!  Pastiche423   Apr-01-09 03:16 PM   #89 
     - Absolutely correct. There would be a different tune sung here  elocs   Apr-01-09 09:38 AM   #57 
     - Corrected - good word  hamsterjill   Apr-01-09 10:53 AM   #75 
  - Smoke screen.  PassingFair   Apr-01-09 06:59 AM   #13 
  - A dead girl doesn't even do it anymore,  MadHound   Apr-01-09 07:03 AM   #14 
     - With Larry Craig...  awoke_in_2003   Apr-01-09 09:29 PM   #102 
  - Laying the foundation to drop case against Seligman?  Sanity Claws   Apr-01-09 07:06 AM   #15 
  - Does this mean the conviction will be thrown out too?  pam4water   Apr-01-09 07:07 AM   #16 
  - Yes. Effectively.  kag   Apr-01-09 08:15 AM   #33 
  - Nothing's changed,  Sewsojm   Apr-01-09 07:07 AM   #17 
  - Shouldn't Senators be held to a higher standard? What about a mistrial? Seems like  mod mom   Apr-01-09 07:08 AM   #18 
  - Those prosecutors need to be fired.  Cass   Apr-01-09 07:11 AM   #19 
  - what in the hell?! His age didn't stop him from disobeying the law  nc4bo   Apr-01-09 07:12 AM   #20 
  - And Siegelman still faces jail.  trof   Apr-01-09 07:14 AM   #21 
  - April Fools!  Catshrink   Apr-01-09 07:16 AM   #23 
  - I know I'll get flamed but at this point - we got what we needed out of it  LynneSin   Apr-01-09 07:22 AM   #24 
  - yeppers, you are  ScaryBob   Apr-01-09 08:32 AM   #39 
  - egg zack LEE  Botany   Apr-01-09 08:41 AM   #42 
  - We'll have to look  Turbineguy   Apr-01-09 09:58 AM   #62 
  - I wasn't aware the Constitution allowed laws to be selectively applied at whim.  Zhade   Apr-01-09 03:39 PM   #91 
  - We got him out of the Senate  bluestateguy   Apr-01-09 07:24 AM   #25 
  - Seriously!  LynneSin   Apr-01-09 08:20 AM   #35 
  - Presumably the IRS would have some interest in $250,000 undeclared?  defendandprotect   Apr-01-09 08:46 AM   #44 
  - I hate to say it but let them go for it  LynneSin   Apr-01-09 10:01 AM   #63 
  - Prosecuting criminals is pointless now?  Zhade   Apr-01-09 03:52 PM   #93 
  - uh, fuck that. hello... is this the fucking twilight zone or what???  Soylent Brice   Apr-01-09 07:35 AM   #27 
  - I wonder why Holder hasn't done the same with Don Seligman  Freddie Stubbs   Apr-01-09 07:36 AM   #28 
  - Mabe Stevens first, then Siegelman? n/t  DemReadingDU   Apr-01-09 07:41 AM   #29 
  - Oh yeah. You consider Siegelman guilty because  Kingofalldems   Apr-01-09 07:49 AM   #31 
     - I consider both of them guilty  Freddie Stubbs   Apr-01-09 10:57 AM   #76 
  - April fools?  Stuckinthebush   Apr-01-09 08:11 AM   #32 
  - Many articles from a variety of sources coming up saying the same. Unfortunately.  nc4bo   Apr-01-09 08:35 AM   #41 
  - Amazing. Simply friggin' amazing.  acmavm   Apr-01-09 08:16 AM   #34 
  - naturally -- stevens is a republican so he goes free. nt  xchrom   Apr-01-09 08:25 AM   #36 
  - That people are bashing Holder over this is disgusting.  Odin2005   Apr-01-09 08:26 AM   #37 
  - Please tell me the article originated from the Onion.  Wapsie B   Apr-01-09 08:30 AM   #38 
  - I'm astonished, but I see nothing wrong with compassion and review . . .  defendandprotect   Apr-01-09 08:43 AM   #43 
  - If Holder is truly reviewing everything the Bush DOJ did in the last 8 years . . .  defendandprotect   Apr-01-09 08:47 AM   #45 
  - disgusting... the filth and corruption that is acceptable in the US  fascisthunter   Apr-01-09 08:50 AM   #46 
  - Do you think Justice should fight to maintain convictions in which  Raskolnik   Apr-01-09 10:52 AM   #74 
  - Lesson is ...being a criminal pays!  L0oniX   Apr-01-09 08:52 AM   #47 
  - In Other words: Bush Justice Department Sabotaged The Case Before They Left  berni_mccoy   Apr-01-09 08:53 AM   #48 
  - The Bush Justice Department?  Baby Snooks   Apr-01-09 09:29 AM   #55 
     - It was all done by the Bush Justice Department  DefenseLawyer   Apr-01-09 10:49 AM   #73 
        - That leaves another duty, attending to "misconduct" in DoJ.  L. Coyote   Apr-01-09 12:32 PM   #82 
  - This is probably the right decision. It doesn't benefit anyone for the Jusice Department  Raskolnik   Apr-01-09 09:04 AM   #50 
  - No, Mr. Holder is out of order. Literally. There is a conviction and sentencing is the next step.  Wizard777   Apr-01-09 10:17 AM   #65 
     - So Holder should ignore the Justice Dept's misconduct and plow ahead with sentencing?  Raskolnik   Apr-01-09 10:45 AM   #70 
        - No, I'm simply saying that the appeal is the place to address that.  Wizard777   Apr-01-09 06:41 PM   #98 
  - Is he going to reverse the ban on Pete Rose next?  tclambert   Apr-01-09 09:12 AM   #52 
  - He'd be  tclambert   Apr-01-09 09:13 AM   #53 
  - Thats the problem with an administration (Bush),  SlingBlade   Apr-01-09 09:30 AM   #56 
  - Will those who sandbagged Justice be charged?  L. Coyote   Apr-01-09 09:40 AM   #58 
  - Steal a loaf of bread or smoke a marijuana cigarette.. you'll rot in jail..  lib2DaBone   Apr-01-09 09:42 AM   #59 
  - Laws are like spiders webs...  alterfurz   Apr-01-09 09:53 AM   #61 
  - change has finally come to america  iamthebandfanman   Apr-01-09 10:37 AM   #69 
     - a nation of cowards waits for justice  Supersedeas   Apr-01-09 04:32 PM   #96 
  - This doesn't surprise me.  Blue_In_AK   Apr-01-09 10:34 AM   #67 
  - When the rich and powerful take Bribes its called Gifts?  Stinger2   Apr-01-09 10:35 AM   #68 
  - No, but when the prosecution withholds evidence from the defense,  Raskolnik   Apr-01-09 10:48 AM   #71 
  - The Outrage over an intelligent choice is staggering. Is this troll central or Stupidity Underground  digidigido   Apr-01-09 10:49 AM   #72 
  - The outrage is not directed at the intelligence of the choice, but at the staggering stupidity  L. Coyote   Apr-01-09 12:41 PM   #83 
  - If wanting to prosecute criminals is "stupid", I'm proud not to be as "smart" as you.  Zhade   Apr-01-09 03:56 PM   #94 
  - Withholding  iandhr   Apr-01-09 10:57 AM   #77 
  - Do you have evidence that this happened?  Zhade   Apr-01-09 03:57 PM   #95 
  - I Heard On NPR This Morning That holder & The Judge Are Buddies  Dinger   Apr-01-09 11:35 AM   #79 
  - I'm not sure what that has to do with it--this is an issue of prosecutorial, not judicial  Raskolnik   Apr-01-09 11:48 AM   #80 
     - Agreed  Dinger   Apr-01-09 01:04 PM   #85 
  - "prosecutors' missteps .. disregard some evidence .. whistle-blowing FBI .. improper conduct  L. Coyote   Apr-01-09 12:28 PM   #81 
  - And Seigelman is shackled in  xxqqqzme   Apr-01-09 12:59 PM   #84 
  - Carlos Menem ejected from Justice building, flapping arms and mumbling,  MisterP   Apr-01-09 01:06 PM   #86 
  - Therein lies the problem with putting political ideology ahead of justice  specimenfred1984   Apr-01-09 01:34 PM   #87 
  - AP: Stevens' Prosecutors Face Contempt Charges NPR.org, Feb 13, 2009  L. Coyote   Apr-01-09 04:59 PM   #97 
  - I wonder what will become of these "prosecutors?" My guess is, they will be well taken care of  Uncle Joe   Apr-01-09 07:23 PM   #99 
  - It always looked to me like a railroad job.  bottomtheweaver   Apr-01-09 07:26 PM   #100 
  - Corrupt gifts trumped by "inappropriate relationship" between FBI and witness.  L. Coyote   Apr-01-09 08:25 PM   #101 
  - Tweety totally gets all of the facts wrong on Poor Ted Stevens = VIDEO  L. Coyote   Apr-02-09 10:12 AM   #103 
 

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