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.

2 comments:

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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