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  •  Unlikely. (5+ / 0-)

    Judges and prosecutors have absolute immunity from liability in this kind of thing, and the troublesome decisions were made by them concerning questions of law, not the law enforcement folks who have merely qualified immunity.

    He likely gets out, but a remedy, if there is one, is likely limited to his attorneys fees and maybe some extremely modest compensatory damages in the three figures.

    "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities" -- Voltaire

    by ohwilleke on Tue Nov 25, 2008 at 02:02:56 AM PST

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    •  Not lawsuits (3+ / 0-)
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      kyril, LaFajita, BYw

      but book deals, speaking tours, etc. might provide Charlie with a bonanza - or not.

      Sometimes even people who have spent a decade or two in jail before evidence frees them get nothing at all from those who imprisoned them - even the when the evidence that put them in prison was fabricated.

      Best,  Terry

      •  Since the prosecution is politicized, the defense (4+ / 0-)

        needs to politicize. Let's not let the possibility that Charlie might get a book out of this blind us to the fact that this is another nail in the coffin of the rule of law.

        A concerted political effort needs to be started on Charlie's behalf, and part of that effort would be a campaign to oust the prosecutor and the Florida Attorney General, not to mention the judges responsible.

        The real issue here is the question of whether the rule of law is to be respected, or are we to become a nation ruled by the passions of individuals?

        IOW, some focus and a public movement nees to be built here.

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