July 2, 2007
Libby denied bail pending appeal by DC Circuit
As detailed in this AP article, "former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby cannot delay his 2 1/2-year prison term in the CIA leak case, a federal appeals court unanimously ruled Monday." Thanks to How Appealing, the DC Circuit's one-paragraph order denying bail pending appeal can be accessed at this link.
TalkLeft highlights here that, barring a surprise change of course by President Bush, it seem that Scooter better start packing his prison bags. As the AP article notes, the "U.S. Bureau of Prisons has not yet assigned Libby a prison or given him a date to surrender. But last week it designated him as federal inmate No. 28301-016."
Some recent related Libby posts:
- Judge Walton explains his Libby bail ruling
- Rudy Giuliani suggests Libby's within-guideline sentence is unreasonable
- Another former federal prosecutor suggests Libby's within-guideline sentence is unreasonable
- Should President Bush give Libby a respite?
- Everything Libby (and everyone else) needs to know about pardons
- Libby sentencing archive
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Bush commuted the sentence.
Posted by: federalist | Jul 2, 2007 6:00:23 PM
Yep. Here's a link:
Posted by: Gideon | Jul 2, 2007 6:01:19 PM
Almost as bad as the Marc Rich pardon.
Posted by: Deuce | Jul 2, 2007 7:12:28 PM
Why is anyone surprised? I knew he was going to do this as soon as he was convicted. Does anyone remember G. Gordon Liddy? If deep throat didn't happen the watergate scandal would have stopped at Liddy. Liddy was pardoned (all be it after several years). So its only logical that Scooter would have been pardoned. Ironically Scooter was working for Liddy during the whole watergate shake down. So Scooter borrowed a play from his bosses play book. Take the heat for the hire ups and you'll get a presidential pardon after it all blows over. Happens everytime.
Posted by: todd | Jul 2, 2007 8:43:33 PM