May 20, 2006

Happy Saturday...!

Are Wheaties God's gift to man or what?

Here are the .pdf's of yesterday's filings made to Judge Walton - you can read them over breakfast. ;)


My brief

Libby's brief


PS: Scooter really needs to see a doctor about that memory problem of his and also consider eating a big bowl of Yellowcake Reality every morning.

"Mr. Libby may have been confused or may have misrecollected facts in good faith, and did not act with a specific intent to give false testimony. Only with such context will the jury appreciate that Mr. Libby did not need to attack Mr. Wilson personally to rebut his allegations, because the administration
had clear factual support for its position that Mr. Wilson’s criticisms were wrong."

UPDATE: 1:00 PM EST - MSNBC BREAKING NEWS - yawn -

Libby lawyers oppose Cheney notes as evidence
Defense attorneys argue vice president’s ex-aide hadn’t seen document

My guess is that everyone slept in today.

24 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yikes, Fitz! If your focus is on the details, why all the grammatical mistakes in the Introduction (paras.1 and 3, to be precise). Dropped prepositions and verbs make reading tedious . . .It's just a shame when stupid mistakes show up in otherwise strong pieces of writing . . .

9:54 AM  
Blogger Patrick J. Fitzgerald said...

I sure hope they didn't spoil your breakfast or ruin your day.

9:59 AM  
Anonymous t said...

Finally, our focus on Mr. Wilson’s accusations does not signal an intention to
use this case to reargue the reasons why the United States invaded Iraq. Given the jury pool,
such an approach would be a foolish and self-destructive trial strategy.

Hmm. Insulting the GJ already? Not a good idea for a strong "defense".

10:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They just don't want to hug a tar baby.

10:05 AM  
Blogger Patrick J. Fitzgerald said...

Nothing could spoil my day, just knowing that Fitzmas is just around the corner.

10:07 AM  
Anonymous fran said...

this might ruin everyones breakfast. North Korea is preparing to launch a missle

10:20 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Nice breakfast little angel your doing go.
As for the documents all the legal talk is so you know legal. Look bottom line Libby lied if he would have known that Bush would tell about releasing classified or declassified info he would have answered differently. Yes he's trying to but the CIA leak case in his obstruction case. Now that Rove is well you know things we have to be looked at differently. I guess Iam saying when I went to the law books to find a standing case it just kept going and going and going until I fell asleep. Libby has to make a new plan as for memory loss well every convicted criminal will use that defense if this is made case law.
Look at Ken Lay's new defense the machine did it. I wouldn't want to be a Judge in either case I'd lose it and go off on these guys. I know I know they have a right to show cause of their innocents but this is dumb.
Fitz try to relax and leave the check thing you do at home. Oh remember the X Men come out next weekend go see it. I saw Bend it like Beckham and I know they used your word shag or should I say Judy Miller's actions. Post some more stuff but not so serious it's the weekend.

10:21 AM  
Anonymous cjt said...

I had crow this morning and a generous slice of humble pie but it all went down easy enough.

Nice sources! ;)

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Kathleen said...

Oh, so he had a right to break the law and out Plame.

Then, Bush authorized the release of Plame's identity as part of the national security data.


This helps enormously with the present position of the United States, who would like to nuke the crap out of Iran, because they no longer have Plame's intelligence network on WMDs in Iran.

Gotchya.

The US can then tell the UN, China and Russia, "No, we can't avoid the war. And we're back to Realm Securing because Dubya is thinker in Chief, and he thinks the Bogeymen are stupid enough to attack Israel."

Well, we'll find out, won't we? Another, oh, what do you call it when you cause some distruction and then blame it on someone else.


The Gospel of Wolfowitz:

Who shall ever be in possession of stuff we want, shall be a "threat" to us, and that to that thing we want.

I wish they would put *me* in charge of Bogeyman-inventing. Maybe I will offer my services to the Thinker in Chief.

Kathleen

10:51 AM  
Anonymous "Frank Probst" said...

Summary:

Team Libby: When your client is as guilty as ours is, you need as many documents as you can get your hands on so that you pick your best Hail Mary play.

Fitz: No dice. That’s pretty much the definition of a fishing expedition.

In terms of legal writing, I thought Fitz was brilliant. He gets an A on this go-around. Team Libby gets a C.

1:13 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

frank probst.....so, what else is knew...PJF A+....Libby Defense C.

From everything I've read, digested, inhaled, osmotized.....this is not a normal human being these criminals are dealing with. If I were on the Libby defense team, I would have them take another look at a plea deal.

6:10 PM  
Blogger Patrick J. Fitzgerald said...

GrandmaNuk,

That is the nicest thing anyone has said about me all day. Thanks, I think! ;D

6:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jason! (the 6th grader), we can forget about law school!

This here is Blog school!

Just hope we don't get fried for auditing PJFs' classes!!!

This teacher is the coolest!

If we memorized this, we can forget about freshman, junior, and sophomore classes(years) at law school!! We'll ask for AP (advanced placement).

:)

6:50 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

PJF:
We are here for you! Just let us know when it is checkmate! :)

6:57 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Grandmanuk,

You are right. But, you know the little soldier is not going to listen to us bloggers because he thinks that he knows everything. He should have taken the plea bargain from the get go. And if he was clever and a smart attorney, he should have gone to doctor and claimed that he wa under duress and have a medical condition that the court would recognized. But, he is too little too late, and if I was fitz, I wouldn't give him a plea bargain. He had his chance. I did read both Fitz and the little soldier's filings.. All I can say is that the little soldier's filing was a yawn. He is still going round and round with his case.. This dog and pony and tic for tac defense are getting annoying.. He is only hurting himself and wasting the court's time. Good thing that I didn't read the little soldier filing at breakfast because it would have put me to sleep.. His filings should have been used as the paper for the litterbox for a cat!

7:49 PM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

SPB wrote:

"Good thing that I didn't read the little soldier filing at breakfast because it would have put me to sleep.. His filings should have been used as the paper for the litterbox for a cat!"

Umm, cats deserve better than that.
;-)

People do not listen to bloggers because, well, who the heck knows who most of us really are? I do not want to be outed!

The weather in Chicago today was fantastic! Maybe Fitz is here this weekend and caused the sun to come out. :-)

Jackie--tell Fitz that there are a few very nice & stylish ties at the Art Institute gift shop.

10:14 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Thanks for the info Night Owl about the ties. I'll make sure Randell hears about it on the blog because he keeps up with the info Fitz might not have time for. Thanks for thinking about him I know he appreciates it I know I do.
You do have to understand one thing about the bloggers you might not know or see them but we all are concerned about our country. And we support Fitz and his staff so if this blog helps them bring down the evil doers that's great.

10:32 PM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

Maybe it is Fitz's lady friend who should know where to pick up a nice tie or two?

;-)

11:08 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Ummm, Night Owl writes:

"Umm, cats deserve better than that." Well, Night Owl, the human beings in this country deserves a lot better leadership than King Gerbil! I'm beginnng to think that cats can do a "heckva" job as president than the Gerbil. At least we wouldn't have to worry about the cats yearning for the bottle!

11:09 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Thanks, Night Owl for calling me a lady and friend of Fitz. I'm always looking out for him and you can from next court appearance that I am doing a good job. As for his private life or anyone else in it, well, that's private.

11:11 PM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

Jackie, if there were not occasional vague references to some lady friend, poor Fitz would be continuously hunted by tens of thousands of women. It is probably a good thing that there are hints of picnics once in a while with some special person.

SPB, my cat could replace Cheney, as she could sleep through meetings. She would not like Denny Hastert yelling at her, though. She would chase the neighbors' gerbils, if given a chance.

OK, I think I need to talk to my mother again on the phone about my cat. Alert the NSA, I'm gonna make a phone call!

12:51 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Night owl,

You are so right. Some things just have to be done to protect the innocent. I am all for the picnics (wink wink)!

12:56 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Night Owl,

I think your cat would do a better job in those meetings than Cheney..

"She would chase the neighbors' gerbils, if given a chance." Ha! Ha! That's is so hilarious, Night Owl! I am imagining my own neighbors having gerbils running around... Oh, god.. That was funny... Talk to mother on the phone..I don't think you will have a problem on the phone with NSA when you talk to your mother about your cat.. They might fall asleep on your conversation with your mother!!!

1:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoyed a lot! » »

6:22 PM  

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