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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.

June 15, 2007 at 05:15 PM | Permalink

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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

Ed:

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

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