Mar 2, 2007

Judge Reggie Walton Is Such A Sweetheart...

that they should name a candy bar after him.

Libby judge issues memo outlining reasons behind decisions on evidence - cowardice of defense


WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The judge in the criminal trial of Lewis "Scooter" Libby is making it clear for the historic record that he thought the defendant would take the stand, and that the presumption figured strongly into his decisions about classified material he would have allowed into evidence.

U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton also suggests the defense could have improved the prospects for acquittal of their client had they called Vice President Dick Cheney to the stand.

The jury has deliberated eight days so far on a five-count indictment against Libby, Cheney's former chief of staff.

Walton's comments were made in a "memorandum opinion" written to "memorialize" the basis for some of his decision-making during the trial. Although somewhat unusual, the written record elaborating on bench discussions may help an appeals court explore his decisions should any jury verdict be challenged.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fitz!!

5:12 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

The Reggie candy bar! Tough on the outside but soft on the inside! LOL

I hope this trial is over next week...come on Jury give the country the truth back! :)

5:15 PM  
Blogger Quzi said...

Reggie should have sequestered them. After reading the two notes...sounds like there is at least one hold out - but there could be two.

If someone is looking for a dictionary -- they don't need a whole weekend at home...IMHO

back to work...

5:17 PM  
Blogger Quzi said...

PS -- my last post was too down - I'm hoping for the best!

Next week JBs...

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judge Walton sounds like a Three Musketeers!

5:24 PM  
Blogger GEEZERPOWER said...

Quzi said...
Reggie should have sequestered them. After reading the two notes...sounds like there is at least one hold out - but there could be two.
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Hmm...how can Walton believe that none of the jury has heard anything?...what if some of them are in the stock market, would they check the market, or could they?

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG -- I can't take it anymore. The most recent notes must mean that they are close to a verdict and it would seem that they are leaning toward conviction. The only definition they need for reasonable doubt is that it's NOT reasonable to doubt the facts established by Fitz at the trial. Lock Libby up!

5:55 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Nice move by Judge Reggie he's covering his but on this up coming appeal. Mr. T. V. Ruxpin/Wells isn't going to be happy about this one. Just think of it Ruxpin/Wells is Attorney of the Year and might be sued by Libby. If the plan Bush/Cheney promised Libby doesn't work there will be hell to pay. Gonzo only knows the right way to pick grapes not a thing about law so he can't help. Ashcroft is feeding the DOJ attorneys because of the up coming indictment against him.
What about if I pay Judge in the up coming movie? Your thoughts please.

7:35 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Although somewhat unusual, the written record elaborating on bench discussions may help an appeals court explore his decisions should any jury verdict be challenged.


Seems to me like that ought to be standard practice!

7:36 PM  
Blogger Iso Reno said...

You jurors are nothing but a bunch of government-dependant limp-wristed cowards who cannot provide for your families so you depend upon the democrat baby-killers to spoonfeed you your opinions and behavior. Washington is full of morons like yourselves, who can't make a decision without lefty liberals like Barney spank-your-Frank or Nasty Pellosi telling you what to do. It's a wonder you can even write in English since most of you bozo's attended public ghetto-schools funded by baby-killing democrat puppets.

2:50 PM  

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