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Ben Sargent

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  1. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Sounds about right for Six-Gun Goodhair!

  2. Gary Kleppe

    Gary Kleppe said, 4 months ago

    It’s the GOP golden rule: He who has the gold makes the rules.

  3. lopaka

    lopaka said, 4 months ago

    following christie’s foot steps

  4. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 4 months ago

    @lopaka

    But Christie can’t brag about how many convicts his state has executed- capital punishment has been banned in New Jersey since 2007.

    Not that I think even Christie would go so low as that.

  5. Beau Nobo

    Beau Nobo said, 4 months ago

    @Gary Kleppe

    Only when they are Republican.

  6. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, 4 months ago

    Legal commentators have found the charges against Perry to be without merit; Ben Sargent’s attempt to analogize a governor’s constitutional action to criminal shakedowns only exposes his ignorance. A good analysis of the problems with the indictment can be found here:
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    http://patterico.com/2014/08/16/jonathan-chait-is-correct-this-indictment-of-rick-perry-is-unbelievably-ridiculous-with-bonus-detailed-legal-analysis/

  7. wbr

    wbr said, 4 months ago

    it is ok for a prosecutor to try people from jail and threaten police but not for a governor to veto a bill

  8. Gary Kleppe

    Gary Kleppe said, 4 months ago

    @wbr

    It’s not okay to threaten police, but she paid the legal penalty for what she did. And it’s okay for a governor to veto a bill, but not to use the threat of a veto to extort concessions from other elected officials.

  9. Meh~thodology

    Meh~thodology said, 4 months ago

    @TripleAxel

    If you take the indictment at it’s face value, it seems pretty shaky
    But no indictment spells out it’s whole case in the court filing. That’s what the trial is for.
    Perry ‘s cronyism might just be coming home to roost, and that’s what swayed the grand jury.
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  10. slebel

    slebel said, 4 months ago

    Whether or not Perry is wrong will be for the court to decide. The DA in question is morally wrong not to step aside. Oh wait, he’s a Democrat, so morals don’t apply.

  11. michael

    michael GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    I don’t know why Texas bothers with grand juries when there are so many talented internet lawyers available for free.

  12. convin9003

    convin9003 said, 4 months ago

    amen michael

  13. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, 4 months ago

    slebel: The DA is a she, duly elected by the people. The indictment was brought by a Republican prosecutor under a Republican judge, both appointed by The Shrub. With such standards of accuracy, why should we pay attention to you?
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    michael: I don’t either. The defense attorney may cross-examine, but may not present exonerating evidence, nor may the defendant speak. There is an old Texas saying, “A grand jury can indict a ham sandwich”, although I don’t recall any doing so. Since everything that goes on in a grand jury is secret, we will never know if it were ever attempted.

  14. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, 4 months ago

    @Meh~thodology

    “If you take the indictment at it’s face value, it seems pretty shaky
    But no indictment spells out it’s whole case in the court filing. That’s what the trial is for. "
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    A criminal defendant is entitled to know the nature of the charges against him so that he can offer a defense. The facts which the indictment allege do not amount to a violation of the law.

  15. ARodney

    ARodney said, 4 months ago

    The facts, as far as we know them, are a clear violation of Texas law. The question is, as someone put it this morning, is whether “but everyone does it” is going to go over with the court any better than it would go over with your mother. The grand jury obviously felt that there was serious wrong-doing, so it will be an interesting trial.

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