Category Archives: Political cases

I Didn’t Read the Documents, But That’s OK, File the Lawsuit Anyway

As I’ve been following the semi-furor over Eric Holder’s revelation before a Congressional committee that he hasn’t read the Arizona immigration statute – a law that he’d earlier suggested he’d have the government sue to invalidate – I’ve been wondering how such an approach would work in private practice. In that context, not having read…

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Fumo Guilty

Former Pennsylvania State Senator Vince Fumo was convicted yesterday on all 137 corruption related charges in which he had been indicted. The Philadelphia Inquirer has a lengthy story regarding the verdict that can be found here. I am not surpised that umo was convicted, although I am slightly surprised that he was convicted on ALL…

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Bad News For Fumo

Another of State Senator Vice Fumo’s former aide’s has agreed to plead guilty and testify against their former boss. Looks like the rats are deserting the ship – with emphasis on the word rat. The Philly.com has the story: In another blow to State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo, a computer technician who prosecutors said carried…

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Former Rep. McKinney Sues Newspaper For Libel

Former congresswoman faces uphill battle in defamation suit against newspaper

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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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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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Feds Move to Disqualify Fumo Lawyers

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported earlier this week that federal prosecutors have filed a motion asking US District Court Judge William Yohn to disqualify Vince Fumo’s defense lawyers. Fumo is represented by the legendary Dick Sprague and other lawyers from his firm, Sprague & Sprague. I’ve not yet had an opportunity to read the motion papers,…

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Former Budget Director Stockman Indicted

David Stockman, who served as director of the Office of Management and Budget, was indicted today on securities fraud and other charges, the Washington Post reports. Stockman pleaded not guilty, and vows to vigorously defend against the charges. He was relased on $1 million bail.

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Libby Jury Has More Questions

The Scooter Libby jury has ended its ninth day of deliberations, and apparently has still more questions. 9 days. 4 counts. I am betting hung jury.

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More on Scooter

Over at the Powe Line blog, a reader offered the following observations on Victoria Toensing’s Washington Post column on the Scooter Libbey witch hunt trial. This prosecution is possibly one of the more pointless, politically motivated exercises to find its way into a court room in quite some time. Read on for the substances of…

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