Category Archives: Prosecutorial misconduct

J.T. Skilling, RIP

This morning came the news that John Taylor “J.T.” Skilling, son of former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling, has died of an apparent drug overdose. My condolences, and prayers, go out to the Skilling family at this time of loss. One wonders whether Jeff Skilling might have been able to impact his son’s life in a…

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Cuomo Tries to Steamroll Bank of America

New York Attorney General apparently does not have much respect for the rule of law or the rights of the individuals and institutions that his office investigates. According to this post in the New York Times blog Dealbreaker, Cuomo recently wrote to Bank of America’s outside counsel regarding the status of his office’s investigation into…

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The Persecution of OJ Simpson

Most people believe that OJ Simpson murdered his ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend Ron Goldman. Many believe that his acquittal of murder charges for their deaths by a Los Angeles jury was the greatest miscarriage of justice in modern American history. Both of these claims may well be true. Nonethless, there should be no doubt…

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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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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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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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More Charges for Nifong, Indeed

News outlets are reporting that the North Carolina Bar has filed additional charges against Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifongbased upon his deliberate withholding of exculpatory DNA test results from the defense in the Duke rape case (see my earlier post on the possibility that these additionalo charges would be filed here). Mr. Nifong appears…

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Nifong Is Not the Only Prosecutor Wearing Jackboots in NC

Evidently there really is something in the water in North Carolina. The Cato Institute provides this rather appalling example of prosecutorial misconduct in the Tar Heel state of the sort that would indeed make Mr. Nifong proud. Hat tip: Crime & Federalism blog.

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Nifong’s Replacement Is No Prize

This past Friday’s Raleigh News and Observer contained a troubling article about James Coman, the special prosecutor appointed to take Mike Nifong’s place on the Duke rape case. If the article is to be bedlieved – and I have absolutely no reason to question the facts set forth in the article – Mr. Coman would…

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