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  •  I don't understand why federal judges (5+ / 0-)
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    walkshills, lukery, cybersaur, Deep Harm, kyril

    tolerate government attorneys lying to them, if they know they're lying to them -- as Turley claims.  Aren't courts empowered to sanction attorneys for fraud on the court?

    The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

    by lysias on Thu Dec 06, 2007 at 10:44:27 AM PST

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    •  banana republic (5+ / 0-)
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      it's amazing, huh?

      it's almost as though the judiciary is an arm of the executive...

      •  Just Like in the Reich. (3+ / 0-)
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        lukery, 4Freedom, kyril

        The judiciary serves those who wield power.  There are, rarely, exceptions, and there is a continuing need to maintain an illusion of independence, democracy, checks and balances, and all of that "quaint" stuff.

        But leaving aside that most sitting federal judges at all levels were appointed by Pug presidents to positions with great prestige, nice salaries, and LIFE TENURE, even the Democrats on the bench recognize that the rule of law while not a complete fiction does not apply to everyone alike.

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