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View Diary: Pat Priest, a judge with integrity, named to DeLay trial! [UPDATED] (161 comments)

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  •  It is different, unfortunately... (none)
    Gawd, don't I wish I could reject some visiting judges.  You would figure that the rules would be more liberal when it involves someone's liberty than when it involves money.
    •  The fact that it's not... (none)
      ...is really a classic example of the way things are done in Texas, though, you have to admit.

      The Chimperor Has No Clothes

      by DC Pol Sci on Thu Nov 03, 2005 at 07:32:55 PM PST

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    •  In This Case, Though... (none)
      I'm fucking glad it's different. It means DeLay's goose is being cooked, with Priest about to be running the ingredients. You can bet they are partying in the Travis County DA's office. It's a good time to be on staff there.

      "I'll repeat what I said. I truly am not that concerned about him." Bush on Osama-3/13/02

      by chuco35 on Thu Nov 03, 2005 at 07:33:27 PM PST

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    •  That's weird (none)
      you'd expect it to be the other way around.  That would be consistant w/ "reasonable doubt" and "preponderance of evidence" standards.  In that case it is harder to be convicted for a crime because you risk loosing your liberty.

      Its not easy being a Floridian.

      by lawstudent922 on Fri Nov 04, 2005 at 10:02:45 AM PST

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