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  •  Have they learned nothing?! Oliver North... (0+ / 0-) convicted because of pesky emails what? 20 years ago? Olie North was eventualy pardoned?, but Iran Contra emails betrayed him.

    The emails stike again! 20 years later.

    Weird.; an oasis of truth. -1.75 -7.23

    by Shockwave on Thu Apr 06, 2006 at 06:54:53 PM PDT

    •  North wasn't pardoned. (12+ / 0-)

      His conviction was overturned on, yes, a technicality (having nothing to do with the actual merits of the case against him -- only that the prosecutor used evidence which could have been discovered through his Capitol Hill testimony, about which he had been granted immunity from testimony).

      Right wingnuts hate criminals "getting off on technicalities" - unless they're their criminals.


      We're working on many levels here. Ken Kesey

      by BenGoshi on Thu Apr 06, 2006 at 07:01:46 PM PDT

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      •  Should've said, 'immunity from prosecution.' (0+ / 0-)

        Not "immunity from testimony", which makes no sense at all.  Bottom line:  nothing North testified to on The Hill could be used against him in criminal prosecution.  That's why he spilled his guts about unabashedly violating Federal Law.  The prosecutor tried to build the case against North in a manner totally independent from North's testimony on the Hill, and did, and prosecuted North, and got a conviction.  But North's attorneys appealed and got the conviction overturned basing the appeal on the possibility that the evidence used in Court could've been "tainted" by North's Hill testimony.  

        There's more to it than that, but that's a pretty accurate, "in a nutshell" version of what happened.  Note:  the overturning of the conviction had nothing to do with finding North "innocent" of felonious conduct.  Again:  on a technicality.  Bastards.


        We're working on many levels here. Ken Kesey

        by BenGoshi on Fri Apr 07, 2006 at 05:30:26 AM PDT

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