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    of fairly recent cases where manifestly guilty defendants ended up walking because of egregious blunders like this.  Ted Stevens was clearly guilty of corruption, but ended up having his conviction thrown out because prosecutors withheld evidence and may have knowingly allowed perjured testimony.  And five Blackwater guards had their charges thrown out because of the use of highly incriminating statements that they were required to make to State Department investigators--thus violating the Fifth Amendment.

    It's a catch-22--you don't want to see the guilty go free, but at the same time there are occasions where you have to in order to protect the legitimacy of the system.

    Romney-Ryan: America's Rollback Team

    by Christian Dem in NC on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 01:32:09 PM PDT

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