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  •  pat - the in absentia trials were kabuki theater (1+ / 0-)
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    for domestic Italian political purposes.

    Who represented the CIA agents at the trial and how capable and effective advocates were they?

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 08:09:30 PM PDT

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    •  The Italian equivalent of high-level (1+ / 0-)
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      public defenders, i. e. not what you get in Texas. Court-appointed lawyers. All but two chose not to communicate with their lawyers. Something about them being undercover agents going under aliases, and no doubt other considerations.

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 12:18:48 AM PDT

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