Jun 8, 2007

Think Progess - Think Judge Walton...

Hello, Dolly!

Judge smacks ‘luminaries’ defending Libby.

A dozen mostly libertarian and conservative legal scholars, including rejected Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork, submitted an amicus brief to Scooter Libby trial Judge Reggie Walton “arguing that that there are serious constitutional questions about the legal authorityof Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald. Emptywheel highlights this bitingly sarcastic response from Judge Walton:

It is an impressive show of public service when twelve prominent and distinguished current and former law professors of well-respected schools are able to amass their collective wisdom in the course of only several days to provide their legal expertise to the Court on behalf of a criminal defendant. The Court trusts that this is a reflection of these eminent academics’ willingness in the future to step to the plate and provide like assistance in cases involving any of the numerous litigants, both in this Court and throughout the courts of our nation, who lack the financial means to fully and properly articulate the merits of their legal positions even in instances where failure to do so could result in monetary penalties, incarceration, or worse. The Court will certainly not hesitate to call for such assistance from these luminaries, as necessary in the interests of justice and equity, whenever similar questions arise in the cases that come before it.

Dozen Top Legal Scholars Line Up for Libby Appeal - Wa Po
Reggie is one of a kind - I support cloning!

45 Comments:

Blogger jan said...

Fitz!

9:18 PM  
Blogger jan said...

Good for Judge Walton!

I'm sick of the vage view of law puked out by these people.

9:54 PM  
Blogger PrissyPatriot said...

Clone him and team Fitz too!

Way to play fair and with justice for all, Judge Reggie!

10:06 PM  
Blogger teak said...

Way to go Judge Walton! Yep, Prissy-it would take several clones of Mr. Fitz, Team America, and Judge Walton to wade through the muck piled up in this country over so many decades.

Perhaps Paris's Judge might help out. lol

10:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judge Walton seems to be one of the very few people in DC who isn't "owned" by the Bush-Thugs.

10:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Order of the Skull & Bones, Chapter 322 and Russell Trust - Forums powered by Reason and Principle

12:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even if PatFitz's appt. were found to be "illegal," the dirty laundry is already out for all to read.

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Paris Hilton said...

Judge Walton is HOT! sniff sniff

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" "I would guess if we had gone in there, I would still have forces in Baghdad today. We'd be running the country. We would not have been able to get everybody out and bring everybody home.

And the final point that I think needs to be made is this question of casualties. I don't think you could have done all of that without significant additional U.S. casualties, and while everybody was tremendously impressed with the low cost of the (1991) conflict, for the 146 Americans who were killed in action and for their families, it wasn't a cheap war.

And the question in my mind is, how many additional American casualties is Saddam (Hussein) worth? And the answer is, not that damned many. So, I think we got it right, both when we decided to expel him from Kuwait, but also when the President made the decision that we'd achieved our objectives and we were not going to go get bogged down in the problems of trying to take over and govern Iraq."[22]
Dick Cheney

Gulf War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"One infamous incident during the war highlighted the question of large-scale Iraqi combat deaths. This was the “bulldozer assault”, wherein two brigades from the 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized) used anti-mine plows mounted on tanks and combat earthmovers to bury Iraqi soldiers defending the fortified "Saddam Line."

Allies Deliberately Poisoned Iraq Public Water Supply In Gulf War

Aren't we proud of Poppy and Cheney?

11:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People convicted in Abramoff probe

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Lawmakers, lobbyists, Bush administration officials, congressional staffers and businessmen caught up in the Jack Abramoff public corruption probe:

- Italia Federici, co-founder of the Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy, pleaded guilty to tax evasion and obstruction of a Senate investigation into Abramoff's relationship with officials at the Department of Interior.

-Former Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio, sentenced in January to 2 1/2 years in prison, acknowledged taking bribes from Abramoff. Ney was in the traveling party on an Abramoff-sponsored golfing trip to Scotland at the heart of the case against former White House official David Safavian.

-Former Deputy Interior Secretary Steven Griles, the highest-ranking Bush administration official convicted in the scandal, pleaded guilty to obstructing justice. He admitted lying to a Senate committee about his relationship with Abramoff, who repeatedly sought Griles' intervention at Interior on behalf of Indian tribal clients.

-Abramoff is serving six years in prison on a criminal case out of Florida, where he pleaded guilty in January 2006 to charges of conspiracy, honest services fraud and tax evasion. He has not yet been sentenced on charges of mail fraud, conspiracy and tax evasion stemming from the influence-peddling scandal in Washington. Abramoff is cooperating in a bribery investigation involving lawmakers, their aides and members of the Bush administration.

-Tony Rudy, lobbyist and one-time aide to former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, pleaded guilty in March 2006 to conspiring with Abramoff. He is cooperating with investigators.

-Former White House official David Safavian, the Bush administration's former top procurement official, was sentenced to 18 months in prison in October 2006 after he was found guilty of covering up his dealings with Abramoff. Safavian is appealing his conviction.

-Michael Scanlon, a former Abramoff business partner and DeLay aide, pleaded guilty in November 2005 to conspiring to bribe public officials in connection with his lobbying work on behalf of Indian tribes and casino issues. He is cooperating with investigators.

-William Heaton, former chief of staff for Ney, pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge involving a golf trip to Scotland, expensive meals, and tickets to sporting events between 2002 and 2004 as payoffs for helping Abramoff's clients.

-Neil Volz, a former chief of staff to Ney who left government to work for Abramoff, pleaded guilty in May 2006 to conspiring to corrupt Ney and others with trips and other aid.

-Mark Zachares, former aide to Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, pleaded guilty to conspiracy. He acknowledged accepting tens of thousands of dollars worth of gifts and a golf trip to Scotland from Abramoff's team in exchange for official acts on the lobbyist's behalf.

-Roger Stillwell, a former Interior Department official, was sentenced to two years on probation in January after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge for not reporting hundreds of dollars worth of sports and concert tickets he received from Abramoff.

-Former Abramoff business partner Adam Kidan, sentenced in Florida in March 2006 to nearly six years in prison for conspiracy and fraud in the 2000 purchase of the Fort Lauderdale-based SunCruz Casinos gambling fleet.

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Casino Watch - Terrorists At Casinos

Hammer to the Slammer: Curtains for GOPMOB

Skull and Bones... and Opium

Satanic subversion of the U.S. Military

Rigorous Intuition: From MindWar to FoxNews

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Social Network Diagram for GIULIANI RUDOLPH W

Did Rudi write a letter too? Have you seen his bumper sticker for '08?

1:47 AM  
Anonymous Lady Liberty said...

What's Ghouliani's bumper sticker say?

BTW Ghouliani-we know what you did that September...

And I know its Sunday, but dear Lord I pray you take Joe Lieberman out of my country...

4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think Laura Bush ever dreams she is a classy as Jackie Kennedy or Princess Diana was? She sure the hell tries to copy them.

Laura likes living large, whether she wants to admit or not. She likes to tell those "little fibs" to make her family look good. It's not working, dear.

Imagine Condi wants to be Laura Bush....bwah!

8:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Faked deaths show ills of India's police - NewsFlash - OregonLive.com

Geesh, wonder how many times that has been done here by the corrupt and elitist?

9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Supply-side Economics Explained for k5ers || kuro5hin.org

The truth needs to told about every President, the whole ugly truth.

9:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dennis Hastert - Congresspedia

Shouldn't Hastert be investigated?

10:30 PM  
Anonymous Lady Liberty said...

Interesting comment anon on Laura...I'm sure she could be, if only she wasn't married to a pig she's willing to tell lies for.

Does she really think she can make him look good? LOL Can't turn a pigs ear into silk purse!

Nope, she only makes herself a candidate for browbeaten prezidential waaafie of Master Boosh.

Imagine Condi wants to be Laura Bush....bwah! heehee LOL oh yeah...

10:49 PM  
Anonymous run away bride said...

if you don't call soon I am running away and you won't be able to catch me unless you run really fast!

10:56 PM  
Anonymous Here Colleen, you want a Poke? said...

Ice cream, the other anti-depressant

2:26 PM  
Anonymous grab the barf bag said...

Fouad Ajami outdoes everyone, writing to Bush from the Wall Street Journal op-ed page: "Scooter Libby was a soldier in your -- our -- war in Iraq, he was chief of staff to a vice president who had become a lightning rod to the war's critics.

"The prosecutor, and the jury and the judge, had before them a case that purported to stand alone, a trial of one man's memory and recollections. But you have before you what they and the rest of us don't -- a memory of the passions and the panic, and the certitude, which gave rise to the war. And a sense, I am confident, of the quiet and selfless man who sat in the outer circle when your cabinet deliberated over our country's choices in Iraq, and in those burning grounds of the Arab-Islamic world. Scooter Libby was there for the beginning of that campaign. He can't be left behind as a casualty of a war our country had once proudly claimed as its own."

2:52 PM  
Blogger Captain Kit said...

Saw Fitz on C-Span speaking at Amherst, lookin' great. Truth and justice agree with you. Way to go, Fitzie.

6:20 PM  
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7:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fouad Ajami is a regular on late night news. Bushie loyal, barf indeed.

8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Raw Story | Fitzgerald wants Libby jailed now, while Secretary Rice hints at pardon

Give 'em hell, Fitz! Rice go Cheney yourself! Rice is a traitor to her country.

NO PARDON! NO PARDON!

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

U.S. raps some Arab allies for human trafficking - Yahoo! News

The whole truth about every country should come out, including every government official. Start with the U.S.

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Variety.com - Burnett, MySpace get political

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the trail of real al Qaeda "Code Angel" terrorists

2:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Barry Chamish Website ::Newsletters by Barry Chamish :: Olmert, Atzmon, Abraham and 9/11 7.5.2006

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Assassination of JFK Junior - Murder by Manchurian Candidate - Google Video

The Cabal of Evil.

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HiddenMysteries - Bush Running Kidnapping Ring

6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Amherst College will celebrate its 186th Commencement Exercises on Memorial Day Weekend. On Saturday, May 26, graduating seniors, families and guests will hear remarks by eight honorary degree recipients, including Patrick Fitzgerald , ’82, the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois and special prosecutor in the Valerie Plame leak case;

http://www.amherst.edu/commencement/index.html

7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald '82 speaks on
"What I Did Not Know About Public Service When I Graduated."

Listen to speech...

http://www.amherst.edu/commencement/2007/conversations/index.html

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pat, the cap and gown are really nice, on you and the dog.

http://www.amherst.edu/~samasinter/07commencement/slides/Commencement02.html

7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pat, the cap and gown are really nice, on you and the dog.

.

7:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Fitzgerald needs a dog! Awesome speech and pictures. God Bless you, Mr. Fitz.

8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did they ask Fitz questions?

8:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DownWithTyranny!: DELAY IS PROBABLY THE MOST CORRUPT CONGRESSIONAL LEADER IN HISTORY. BUT IS HE ALSO INVOLVED IN MURDER??

8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Pilger dissects the truth and lies in the 'war on terror'. Award-winning journalist John Pilger investigates the discrepancies ... all » between American and British claims for the 'war on terror' and the facts on the ground as he finds them in Afghanistan and Washington, DC.

In 2001, as the bombs began to drop, George W. Bush promised Afghanistan "the generosity of America and its allies". Now, the familiar old warlords are regaining power, religious fundamentalism is renewing its grip and military skirmishes continue routinely. In "liberated" Afghanistan, America has its military base and pipeline access, while the people have the warlords who are, says one woman, "in many ways worse than the Taliban".

In Washington, Pilger conducts a series of remarkable interviews with William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, and leading Administration officials such as Douglas Feith, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and John Bolton, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. These people, and the other architects of the Project for the New American Century, were dismissed as 'the crazies' by the first Bush Administration in the early 90s when they first presented their ideas for pre-emptive strikes and world domination.

Pilger also interviews presidential candidate General Wesley Clark, and former intelligence officers, all the while raising searching questions about the real motives for the 'war on terror'.

While President Bush refers to the US attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq as two 'great victories', Pilger asks the question - victories over whom, and for what purpose? Pilger describes Afghanistan as a country "more devastated than anything I have seen since Pol Pot's Cambodia". He finds that Al-Qaida has not been defeated and that the Taliban is re-emerging. And of the "victory" in Iraq, he asks: "Is this Bush's Vietnam?"

breaking the silence - Google Video

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Raw Story | Clinton bags 'Jurassic' endorsement

Are Obama and Hillary trying out for a movie part or running for President? It's all an illusion.

10:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YouTube - "Keep your eye on that building, it'll be coming down soon."

Keep your eye on that building, it'll be coming down soon." ... "The building is about to blow up, move it back." ... "Here we are walking back. There's a building, about to blow up..."
Posted Jun 13, 2007 02:23 PM PST

10:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Raw Story | Michael Moore: 3500 troops could be alive if media had done its job

Wonder why Moore didn't go further and include Afghanistan too?

Who benefited?

8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Raw Story | New Justice Department documents show White House involvement in Attorneys firings

Democrats Not Voting

Biden, Del.; Dodd, Conn.; Johnson, S.D.; Obama, Ill.

Republicans No

Alexander, Tenn.; Allard, Colo.; Bennett, Utah; Bond, Mo.; Bunning, Ky.; Burr, N.C.; Chambliss, Ga.; Cochran, Miss.; Corker, Tenn.; Cornyn, Texas; Craig, Idaho; Crapo, Idaho; DeMint, S.C.; Dole, N.C.; Domenici, N.M.; Ensign, Nev.; Enzi, Wyo.; Graham, S.C.; Grassley, Iowa; Gregg, N.H.; Hatch, Utah; Hutchison, Texas; Inhofe, Okla.; Isakson, Ga.; Kyl, Ariz.; Lott, Miss.; Lugar, Ind.; Martinez, Fla.; McConnell, Ky.; Murkowski, Alaska; Roberts, Kan.; Sessions, Ala.; Shelby, Ala.; Thune, S.D.; Vitter, La.; Voinovich, Ohio; Warner, Va.

Republicans Not Voting

Brownback, Kan.; Coburn, Okla.; McCain, Ariz. Others No

Lieberman, Conn.

Senate roll vote on Gonzales no-confidence vote

Wussies afraid to vote and jerks obstructing justice. Wonder what they are hiding? Of course, there are probably a couple of yes people that are going with the flow, knowing that it would fail. The People got your number.

8:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kyl Vows to Block Open Government Bill | World Latest | Guardian Unlimited

"Dozens of journalism and advocacy groups supporting the Open Government Act argue it would speed up the government's response to public requests for information under the federal Freedom of Information law.

Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., says the Justice Department is concerned that it could force them to reveal sensitive information."

What is Sen. Kyl hiding? What is the Justice Department hiding again?

8:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hiding turkish treason.....

http://letsibeledmondsspeak.blogspot.com

....again??

11:24 PM  

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