June 15, 2007
Commentary on Libby's appeal prospects
At FindLaw, John Dean has this provocative commentary entitled, "Scooter Libby's Appeal: The Focus Shifts To the Highly Political U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit." Here are its closing sentiments:
If [the DC Circuit] stays Libby's sentence, that will be a grievous mistake. Judge Walton has taken care to scrupulously follow the law, and he has clearly set aside the fact he was appointed by a Republican president. If the panel deciding upon the stay should overrule Judge Walton, that result ought send shudders through the land -- because it will mean the rule of law has become secondary to party loyalty.
So we'll see. I would be stunned if a GOP-majority panel or, indeed, any panel gave Scooter Libby a pass.
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John Dean is still alive?
Posted by: Randy | Jun 15, 2007 5:59:18 PM
Scooter Libby should be shot as a traitor, not jailed as a liar.
His boss, ElDuce should be shot and then hung from a lamp post
Posted by: ed pefferman | Jun 15, 2007 7:05:01 PM
Should they be "shot" before or after a trial?
Posted by: Jake | Jun 18, 2007 1:07:30 PM
(DAB: I am retired)
Posted by: Jake | Jun 18, 2007 1:11:44 PM