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  •  I've commented too many times (none)
    to repeat. Sorry. Upthread I have links to Earle's argument that it was a crime in 2002. That makes ex post facto a non-issue.

    You didn't do it.

    by Earl on Mon Dec 05, 2005 at 03:51:47 PM PST

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    •  Well, it does and it doesn't (none)
      Read Earle's argument.  The thing I find problematic is that the specific statute DeLay is charged with violating is at issue, not whether or not what he did was illegal at the time.  If Earle could prosecute under the statutes that were in effect in 2002, that would be a different story, I think.  But from my (uneducated and limited) understanding, it seems like he's limited to current statutes, which weren't in effect at the time.

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      by JR on Mon Dec 05, 2005 at 04:10:52 PM PST

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