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  •  Hey I ain' no nick davies, but i've been saying (17+ / 0-)

    with all do respect to the future author of the Shadenfreudefestshrift that it's not the Schaden that  should be causing the Freude, but the fact that these people who felt exempt from the rule of law and impervious to the justice system that adjudicate cases are being brought to justice.
    And while Beethoven's ode to Freude is wonderful to have in one's ears,
    the sounds of Alan Price singling about the price of justice in his town is also in my ears!

    so f0r the musically inclined, here are the links

    Score for the Schedenfreudefestschrift

    "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

    by BlueStateRedhead on Tue Sep 06, 2011 at 03:56:02 AM PDT

    •  the smoking gun in the smoking gun... (14+ / 0-)

      From the New Stateman, Shhh. attention to double negative

      ...n my view, the sentencing remarks constitute firm independent evidence that there was wider participation; indirect evidence, of course, but enough to raise a serious concern for those involved, even if News International had no direct access to the prosecution case and direct evidence against Mulcaire. Given these sentencing remarks (and Goodman's letter of 2 March 2007), it is impossible to understand the stance until recently of News International executives and lawyers that there was "no evidence" of wider participation of phone hacking.

      This is especially the position, as last month's Harbottle & Lewis memorandum to the Select Committee rather helpfully states in passing (in footnote 26, tucked away at page 21), that News International actually instructed the law firm in July 2007 to obtain a full transcript of the sentencing remarks of Mr Justice Gross. (It is always worth reading footnotes.)


      Legal, complicated, but worth reading

      "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

      by BlueStateRedhead on Tue Sep 06, 2011 at 04:07:26 AM PDT

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    •   a tip for a smart comment (2+ / 0-)
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      elwior, Creosote

      and for mentioning Alan Price, one damn fine musician from the North...

      everybody's going through changes, no one knows what's going on....

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