Wednesday, April 1, 2009

DoJ Seeks to Dismiss Case Against Former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens

In an embarrassing move, the Department of Justice has asked a federal judge to overturn a conviction it only recently secured against former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens. DoJ apparently failed to notify Stevens' defense counsel that a prosecution witness' testimony conflicted with statements he made to DoJ prior to the trial. Prosecutors have a constitutional obligation to disclose exculpatory information to the defense.


Decidere said...

Overeager or deliberately poisoned? Very strange.

And Siegelman's, another weird case. The gang that couldn't shoot straight?

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Overly eager - probably that. Although I have learned not to trust politicians and lawyers who work in political roles (like DoJ prosecutors).

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