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  •  If we allow Judge a pass on such a (11+ / 0-)

    shallow and contemptible justification for his ruling, why even go through the charade of trying anyone who makes over $500M a year?

    I think Obama, ALL of Congress, and SCOTUS need to voice their disgust and the DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

    Separation of Church and State AND Corporation

    by Einsteinia on Mon Mar 31, 2014 at 02:11:59 PM PDT

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    •  The judge has discretion, but it is also (4+ / 0-)
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      reasonable to rely on a proseuctor's judgment with regard to making the charges stick.

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      by dinotrac on Mon Mar 31, 2014 at 02:56:34 PM PDT

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    •  lawyer crap (6+ / 0-)

      therealcervantes said:

      While I feel the same way ... this was the result of a plea deal. The prosecutors cut the deal, the judge signed off on it. It's possible they were afraid they couldn't make the case, especially against high priced lawyering. Unfortunately this happens all the time. I'd have to reserve judgment on the judge; it may be more of a systemic issue.
      to which Einsteinia said:
      If we allow Judge a pass on such a shallow and contemptible justification for his ruling, why even go through the charade of trying anyone who makes over $500M a year?

      I think Obama, ALL of Congress, and SCOTUS need to voice their disgust and the DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

      Actually, this is a local issue and the locals in the Court's jurisdiction need to act here.

      The local DA and that judge both need to be given El Booto Grande.

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      by thanatokephaloides on Mon Mar 31, 2014 at 03:26:07 PM PDT

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    •  that's a big "if" (3+ / 0-)
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      You're assuming they're disgusted.  If asked, their publicist would express an appropriate amount of disgust on their client's behalf.
      I used to be disgusted, now I try to be amused.

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