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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

SLIP AND FALL

We are sad to report that the attorney general of the United States (Eric Holder) has slipped and hit his head.

After sustaining said injury to his cerebellum, he wrote this:

“The Department of Justice’s responsibility is not just to win cases,(Rumpole asks: since when?) but to do justice. (ha!) Along with the increased training for prosecutors we have already instituted, these new guidelines will ensure that we strive to meet that standard every day and in every case.

and this....

There are times when providing discovery broader than that required even by current Department policy serves the interests of justice. Providing broad and early discovery often promotes the truth-seeking mission of the Department and fosters a speedy resolution of a case. On the other hand, there are times when countervailing considerations counsel against broad and early disclosure. For these reasons, the discovery guidance is intended to assure that prosecutors make considered decisions about whether to disclose information beyond the requirements of law and policy and when to disclose it.

Let us translate- "Things have gone too far. We've been caught prosecuting innocent people too many times recently. As part of a public relations campaign, we will loudly and repeatedly say that we are considering giving more discovery than the rules apply, but in the final analysis, don't do anything that could cause you to lose a case. Full Jenks material should still be given only after the appeal is denied. "



We'll believe it when we see it, some time around the First of Never.

Dick Cheney called this traitorous, and John Ashcroft just fainted dead away.

SPOTLIGHT ON: ZLOCH

The Daily Pulp is taking a close look at Judge Zloch's financial disclosure form in the wake of Attorney Loring Spolter's accusations that Zloch didn't file one. Bob Norman raises some legitimate questions here.


5 comments:

CAPTAIN said...

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

D.C. Circuit Rules Against Military Detainee in Habeas Case ...


A federal appeals court in Washington today upheld the detention of a Yemeni man at the Guantanamo Bay military base despite argument from the man's lawyers that he was a cook, not a soldier engaged in battle.

Cap Out ....

Anonymous said...

Zloch Hubris Karma

Anonymous said...

"memorandums?" really rump?

Anonymous said...

What was he cooking up?

Rumpole said...

AS PER ANSWER.COM AND WIKI

The correct plural for memorandum is memoranda, but memorandums is also accepted.

BUT I ADMIT I SHOULD HAVE USED MEMORANDA - I WAS RUSHED AT AN AIRPORT.