Carol Platt Liebau: A Miscarriage of Justice

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

A Miscarriage of Justice

Scooter Libby has been sentenced to thirty months in prison. As Investors Business Daily points out, the sentence is ridiculous. And as the editors of National Review note, Libby is being sentenced as if -- as if -- Patrick Fitzgerald had succeeded in proving that he violated substantive crimes, rather than having had conflicts of memory with some of the journalists who testified.

5 Comments:

Blogger Cliff said...

If Libby spends 2 1/2 years in jail, then what's the point of the appeal?

7:32 PM  
Blogger stackja1945 said...

Scooter Libby has been sentenced for being what he was and not for what he supposedly did.

8:24 PM  
Blogger One Salient Oversight said...

Libby is investigated by law enforcement officers, questioned and then tried and convicted for his crime in a court of law.

At least he had more rights than those in Gitmo, many of whom have been released after 5 years in prison because there was no evidence against them.

10:52 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

They shouldn't have been released at all. Did we release any German or Japanese prisoners before the end of the war? Did we try any? I don't think so.

As for Libby, OSO, if you don't think this wasn't a political circus, you are intellectually dishonest. You're an Aussie. I'm sure you have a good handle on the term "kangaroo court".

3:04 PM  
Blogger skribe said...

Didn't you get the memo, marshall? The war's over. Mission Accomplished! It's amazing how many of you reds forget that.

12:32 AM  

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