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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.

    BenGoshi
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    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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