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  •  Not the first, not the last. (1+ / 0-)
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    At least it's a "decided" minority.  I wanted to believe in Siegelman's case, but I particularly dislike the implication Obama and Holder should do him favors as a D.  Siegelman did nobody any favors in his conduct, and I wonder how many other politically motivated prosecutions from the US Atty scandals there are which Siegelman deprives of oxygen.  He has an argument as to the politics, but his are (rightly) not sufficient legal arguments.  His guilt is a separate, sufficient basis from Rove's master plan to indict and convict and sentence him.

    The study of law was certainly a strange discipline. -- Yukio Mishima

    by Loge on Tue Jun 05, 2012 at 06:18:32 PM PDT

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    •  Cognitive dissonance (2+ / 0-)
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      ...and I wonder how many other politically motivated prosecutions from the US Atty scandals there are which Siegelman deprives of oxygen.
      Andrew Kreig is executive director of the Justice Integrity Project, a Washington, DC-based non-profit organization focused on reforming abusive federal investigative procedures.

      Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

      by Just Bob on Tue Jun 05, 2012 at 06:27:07 PM PDT

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      •  Case in point (0+ / 0-)

        Kreig's attention better directed elsewhere, by his own lights.  His and Siegelman's arguments come close but don't adequately engage with the actual legal issues decided at trial.  I don't care about his CV.

        The study of law was certainly a strange discipline. -- Yukio Mishima

        by Loge on Tue Jun 05, 2012 at 06:33:35 PM PDT

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