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About Ted Stevens wrongful conviction

Since the Justice Department is moving to have the conviction overturn and no new charges brought, should the prosecutors involved be charged with election tampering? He was convicted a week before the election, and barely lost his seat. Now it comes out one of the investigators was sleeping with a witness and the prosecution deliberately withheld evidence. Getting his name cleared is great, but shouldn't there be some punishment for "conveniently" tarnishing it just in time for the Dems to pick up another senate seat?

 
NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 1:26 PM on Apr. 1, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (15)
  • WOW. Add his seat to five or six others which we have already seen being tampered with, and what do you have? A Democratic majority which has swiftly passed amazingly unrestrained legislations.
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 3:28 AM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • Yes....there should be some sort of action taken...but nothing will happen.
    momjoy1027

    Answer by momjoy1027 at 1:28 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • Both parties swiftboat, how do we charge one without charging the other?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:29 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • He is still a criminal, just because he got off on a technicality doesn't mean he didn't committ the crime
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:30 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • Yes, I'm sure it was all just one great big conspiracy. It's not at all possible that he was guilty of those charges and they're not being overturned because of his status.
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 1:31 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • He is still a criminal, just because he got off on a technicality doesn't mean he didn't committ the crime

    Technicality???? The Justice Department is asking, not Stevens. They readily admit the prosecutors lied, withheld evidence that proved his innocence, and harassed a whistleblower who tried to out what they were doing.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:32 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • Mark Begich (the mayor of Anchorage) has defeated one of the giants in the US Senate by a 3,724-vote margin


    Those 3,724 voters were all in on it, too!

    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 1:32 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • Let me clarify - the Justice Department meaning OBAMA'S PEOPLE. Good lord, you people see an R near someone's name and your brains liquify
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:33 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • Both parties swiftboat, how do we charge one without charging the other?


    Although, this case isn't "swiftboating", there is actual evidence that he DID do what he was accused of, the DOJ is letting him off because it taints the witness. All politicians have crap pulled out about them right at election by the opponent, prove that you didn't do what you are accused of.
    Fiveofakind2

    Answer by Fiveofakind2 at 1:36 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • An R by whose name? What are you even talking about?


    Apparently the prosecution witheld evidence, according to this article.
    He may well be guilty of the crimes he was charged with but because of the mismanagement of the case he won't be re-tried. To me(my own personal opinion here) it sounds like he's getting off on a technicality. I don't care WHO is granting his pardon--Obama's "people" or not.

    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 1:40 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

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