Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Two Sides to Selective Prosecution

It's encouraging to see that U.S. Rep. Artur Davis (D-AL) and other Congressional Democrats plan to continue their probe into the Bush Department of Justice (DOJ), even though Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez announced his resignation on Monday.

It appears that Davis and his colleagues will be taking a hard look at the overall issue of selective prosecution by the Bush DOJ. I hope they keep in mind that selective prosecution comes in two varieties.

The first variety, featured in the Don Siegelman case, involves who the DOJ goes after for political reasons. The second variety, featured in the case we will outline here at Legal Schnauzer, involves who the DOJ does not go after for political reasons.

Recall that Siegelman is a former Democratic governor who was prosecuted by a Republican-led Justice Department. What happens when the alleged wrongdoers are Republicans, as the judges in my situation are?

We will address that question, in detail, shortly.

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