Friday, June 15, 2007

Let's name names

Libby Loses Bid to Stay Out of Jail For Appeal -
[Judge] Walton also expressed irritation at a six-page brief filed last week by a dozen prominent constitutional scholars urging that Libby remain free pending appeal, on grounds that the prosecution lacked proper legal authority. The brief from the group, which included Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz but was dominated by conservative legal luminaries, including former Supreme Court nominee Robert H. Bork, was 'not persuasive' and bordered on insulting, Walton said.

'The submission was not something I would expect from a first-year law student,' a frowning Walton told Libby's new appellate attorney, Lawrence Robbins. 'It appeared to be produced . . . for the sole purpose of throwing their names out there so somehow I'd feel pressure.'

One sometimes wonders if there is anything Brother Alan won't do to keep his name in the papers, although this sounds a bit strange. Maybe not. Bork, well, is probably smarting from his spanking for transforming into an angry, aggressive torts plaintiff. Doug Kmiec is in there somewhere. Who are the others?

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