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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:44 PM
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If Fitzgerald hands down indictments.. does this go to the SCOTUS or
to the Hill?
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:45 PM
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1. Federal court in D.C.
It only goes to the hill if Cheney and/or Bush are named as unindicted co-conspirators.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:48 PM
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3. Tom DeLay isn't going to start impeachment hearings
against Bush or Cheney if they're indicted.
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:49 PM
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4. If named as unindicted co-conspirators
Don't place any bets on what a Republican Congress would do. All bets would be off because the entire administration would be toxic.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:48 PM
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6. You mean, if Patrick Fitzgerald announces to the public
that he thinks Bush and Cheney committed crimes, but doesn't ask the grand jury to indict either of them?

Given how quiet Fitzgerald has been, that seems like it would be out-of-character for him.
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 09:30 PM
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7. No sitting president or vice president has ever been indicted
Constitutionally, it may not be legal as the Congress is empowered with that ability.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-05 05:18 PM
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8. Only the US House can iimpeach, that
doesn't preclude courts from indicting presidents and vice-presidents.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:46 PM
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2. neither in the short term
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 08:46 PM by Eric J in MN
If the defendants claim their constitutionl rights are being violated, that theoretically might be appealed to the US Supreme Court, eventually.
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:50 PM
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5. It goes to a jury.
Of course, all kinds of stuff can happen in between *LOL*.
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