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  •  And I'm a lawyer (though its hard to believe) (1+ / 0-)
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    We are still entitled to our own opinions of someone guilt.  Its doesn't necessarily mean a failure to recognized that he was legally aquitted.  

    Really I have less of a problem with him saying this as a member of Congress - who often spout unsupported drivel - and more because its could be the basis for a defamation claim.  While you are entitled to someone's guilt or innocence saying they are guilty after they are legal found otherwise seems like it should be problematic.

    If he was a member of the judiciary I can see problems because its undermining the authority of the branch of goverment you are in.  But Congress bags on the judiciary and the legal process all the time.  As long as they aren't butchering it via legislation (Shiavo) I don't get too upset.

    I am the typo queen. Sorry in advance.

    by sadpanda on Tue Jul 07, 2009 at 09:39:00 AM PDT

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    •  Huh. (3+ / 0-)
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      Interesting take - re: defamation.  Generally, though, I think a member of Congress should understand not just their role but also the roles of the other branches of Government and not say stupid, pointless, and legally incorrect things.  :)

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        But they do it all the time.  And I guess this just bugs me less because its such a stupid issue.  Its pure sensationalism and will not impact any legislation he does or really undermine the judicial process (since who listens to him).  

        He just comes off as stupid and harmless and desperate for attention.  Heck, I don't necessarily disagree with him (MJ had issue and this deification things is a touch wierd) and I think his is a pointless rant.  Really I keep thinking "leave Brittney alone".  Youtube is not everyone's friend.

        I am the typo queen. Sorry in advance.

        by sadpanda on Tue Jul 07, 2009 at 10:06:39 AM PDT

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