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White House Asserts Executive Privilege

In a move that ought to surprise no one, the White House today asserted executive privilege and denied Congressional requests that two former White House aides, former counsel Harriet Miers and former political director Sara Taylor testify before the House and Senate Judicary Committees, respectively, the Associated Press reports. In a letter to the Chairmen…

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Brocade Backdating Prosecution on Life Support

The federal judge presiding over the stock options backdating related criminal prosecution of former Brocade Communications CEO Gregory Reyes has ordered prosecutors to file a response to the defense team’s motion for acquittal by 8 am tomorrow morning. At a hearing on Friday, the Judge grilled prosecutors relentlessly about what evidence had been presented to…

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Whither Delay?

Does anyone have any info about where the case against Tom Delay stands? I seem to recall seeing recently that an appellare court upheld the dismissal of one count in the indictment, but truthfully I wasn’t paying very close attention as I’ve had a lot of other things going on. Anyone?

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Study Shows that Children Begin To Deceive At 6 Months of Age

The UK Telegraph ran this interesting story reporting the results of studies conducted by psychologists at the University of Portsmouth. The study shows that children begin to engage in deceitful behavior as early as 6 months of age. Presumably Patrick Fitzgerald will be issuing indictments shortly.

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The Libby Perjury Trap

My recent post criticizing Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald seems to have angered some, including one purported Yale Law School alumnus (whose comments have been deleted because they were left using what appears to have been a bogus email address). So I want to re-direct this Libby discussion. Its not about Bush, and its not about…

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Former Villanova Star Howard Porter Dies After Beating

While not strictly “criminal law” related,” I post this because it is a significant Philadelphia story. For those who are Villanova graduates, as I am (Law, ’92), we are grieving this tragic, tragic death.  below the fold is today’s Philadelphia Inquirer story.

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Duke 12, Cornell 11

The Duke men’s lacrosse team today defeated previously unbeaten Cornell 12-11 in the NCAA tournament semifinals, earning a spot in Monday’s title game against Johns Hopkins. The top seeded Blue Devils are favored to win their first national title, and have already earned a large dose of redemption. Meanwhile, the jackbooted thug Mike Nifong, who…

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Patrick Fitzgerald is a Thug

The Associated Press this afternoon reported that Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has asked federal district judge Reggie Walton to sentence Scooter Libby to 2 1/2 to 3 years on the obstruction of justice charges on which Libbly was convicted several months ago. 2 1/2 to 3 years for supposedly lying about something that wasn’t a…

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Congratulations to the Duke Lacrosse Team

I would like to extend my congratulations to the Duke Men’s Lacrosse team on their win over the hated North Carolina Tar Heels in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. The team now advances to this weekend’s Final Four where, I predict, they will claim the title that Mike Nifong and a cowardly Duke administration…

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Prosecutors Experience “Blowback” from Botched Duke Lacrosse Case

The National Law Journal this week reported that prosecutors across the nation report that they are beginning to experience the adverse consequences of Mike Nifong’s baseless jihad against three Duke lacrosse players. The prosecutors claim that defense attorney’s are increasingly making the argument that the Duke lacrosse prosecution is proof that defendants are often wrongfully…

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