18 June 2007

Oh what a circus! Oh what a show!

The fallout from the US Attorney scandal is starting to settle into the day to day operations of the courts and having an effect that anyone should have foreseen. From today's LA Times June 17, 2007:
U.S. attorneys fallout seeps into courts

Defense lawyers in a growing number of cases are raising questions about the motives of government lawyers who have brought charges against their clients. In court papers, they are citing the furor over the U.S. attorney dismissals as evidence that their cases may have been infected by politics.

In effect, what could happen is that any defense attorney can say that the prosecution of her/his client is politically motivated and the seed is planted. The justice behind any case could be in question.

thanks, Mr. Gonzales. You've bolstered the justice system in ways that are unique...

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