Carol Platt Liebau: Keeping Libby Out of Jail?

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Keeping Libby Out of Jail?

One of the judges on the three judge panel reviewing whether Scooter Libby must go to jail is the judge for whom I clerked, David B. Sentelle.

It will be interesting to see what happens. Whatever Judge Sentelle's personal political views, his jurisprudential outlook calls for him to rule on the law and the facts -- nothing else. And it should be factored into the equation that Judge Sentelle himself was a federal district court judge in North Carolina before being tapped for the D.C. Circuit, so it's not a stretch to figure that he may decide that deference to Judge Walton's ruling -- even if it's one he doesn't personally agree with -- is the way to go.


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