Law professors from Robert Bork to Alan Derschowitz, and several in between, think the answer is likely no.
If Fitzgerald was out of control and overreaching, Judge Walton is just plain snarky.
“It is an impressive show of public service when twelve prominent and distinguished current and former law professors of well-respected schools are able to amass their collective wisdom in the course of only several days to provide their legal expertise to the Court on behalf of a criminal defendant. The Court trusts that this is a reflection of these eminent academics’ willingness in the future to step to the plate and provide like assistance in cases involving any of the numerous litigants, both in this Court and throughout the courts of our nation, who lack the financial means to fully and properly articulate the merits of their legal positions even in instances where failure to do so could result in monetary penalties, incarceration, or worse. The Court will certainly not hesitate to call for such assistance from these luminaries, as necessary in the interests of justice and equity, whenever similar questions arise in the cases that come before it.
Over at the Volokh Conspiracy Jonathan Adler has more about Libby and what, perhaps, should be done. Turns out there’s an option that’s not a pardon.
Buttle’s World doesn’t care about Paris Hilton. Why she rates a mention on the news is beyond me. The fact that her “story” has dominated the news for days tells you all you need to know about our sorry “news” media.
So why mention her now? Because the latest coverage drives home a word used by Mark Steyn in his fabulous book.
Lucky for the Hiltons there’s no such thing as Felony Bad Parenting.
Taking advantage of traffic search engines will send our way by including “Paris Hilton” and “Jail” in this post, let’s look at how D-Day would have been reported by today’s MSM.
It’s this close to pure genius. Go watch.
The next installment is up.
Despite the British press reports that make their own soldiers out to be cowering on bases in Basra, truck after truck of them here were in high spirits. News flash: Those reports are false. Derelict media coverage is another aspect of this war British and American soldiers share, and it rankles here in the southern part of Iraq as deeply as it does everywhere else. Practically no one writes about the Brits down here. Important pages in history remain unwritten, while policy decisions are based on the public perception that all is lost here. That this public perception is based on what I have called “The Green Gator Phenomenon” is an irony that is noted, but not appreciated.
Even though the mere presence of these dispatches tells you Yon doesn’t die, you really get a sense of the danger.
Do these clowns have the faintest idea what they sound like?
By Allah, even if only one woman out of a million can be reformed by light beatings… It’s not really beating, it’s more like punching… It’s like shoving or poking her. That’s what it is.
Oh. That’s OK, then.