Thursday, April 2, 2009

Holder: Commitment to Justice Over Politics

Yesterday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder decided to withdraw the indictment and reverse the conviction of former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens.

This was a huge and bold political statement by Holder: The U.S. Department of Justice is committed to justice, not politics. Let's see what will happen to the other Rove Racket political convictions.

The Associated Press posts:

The Stevens case, the government's highest-profile attack on congressional corruption in recent years, was plagued by problems that continued to pile up even after a jury found him guilty. The last straw, apparently, was the failure of prosecutors to turn over notes of a crucial interview in which a witness contradicted a statement he made later under oath at trial. "I have determined that it is in the interest of justice to dismiss the indictment and not proceed with a new trial," Attorney General Eric Holder said. He said the department must ensure that all cases are "handled fairly and consistent with its commitment to justice. "The prosecutors who handled the trial have been removed from the case and their conduct is under investigation.


  1. Finally Holder did the right thing.

  2. why hasn't holder looked at the minor case????