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blogisti
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02:02 AM on 03/02/2010
In the "new" America the Supreme Court should fix this old fashioned type of justice. These days the business elite get a pass. They are working for God and, as such, they deserve all the money they can shovel.
01:17 AM on 03/02/2010
FREE JEFF NOW! FREE JEFF NOW!
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12:36 AM on 03/02/2010
Justice Antonin Scalia, ..., said it sounds to him as though the law says, "It's a crime to do any bad thing."

Well Tony, I'm assuming you were raised in the same church as me, and yeah, that's pretty much what what they say.
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Hopalongpoppyseed
May you reap what you sow.
11:54 AM on 03/02/2010
For some people, it's not "Do unto others...," it's "Do others."
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maserati2
Finally an honest politician! ELIZABETH WARREN!
10:11 PM on 03/01/2010
Sudden flash of logic - regarding the dollars that disappeared from our economy labeled as "bonuses" or "bailouts" or profits from "derivatives", could they have been stockpiled against the day when justice finally prevailed,when real jail time loomed ahead and the bigtime baddies or their buddies needed bigtime payoff money or actual bail?

Nah! Who needs to fret about a strong defense with a Supreme Court in your corner.
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bynddrvn5
My Micro-bio is unwritten...
09:35 PM on 03/01/2010
So running the company was a good thing?

Maybe he can be released into a crowd of regular Enron employees and previous shareholders, around let's say "high noon."
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KOSMOCITIZEN
equality, fairness, and justice
09:21 PM on 03/01/2010
two weeks ago the tobacco industry was asking
SCOTUS to overturn the judgements against them
now Skilling ...

God bless GOP and KING GEORGE for the making of the new SCOTUS
for the next 30 years.....
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Republitarian
Take your stinking paws off of my money!
10:55 PM on 03/01/2010
That's funny, but I thought the void for vagueness doctrine was a more liberal creation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papachristou_v._Jacksonville
08:59 PM on 03/01/2010
No surprise here, the current Supreme Court's philosophy is that corporations and the folks who run them are incorruptable and are doing what's best to maximize shareholder profits. Therefore, what you and I may perceive to be illegal accounting practices the corportist in the courts think otherwise.

It is likely that the courts will overturn his conviction. Look for other convicted CEO's and their buddies to follow suit.
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chiara12
08:56 PM on 03/01/2010
Anyone going to be surprised if SCOTUS lets him off? Anyone? Anyone?
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cef911f1
Dog loving, liberal old white guy living in SC.
08:59 PM on 03/01/2010
Surprised, heck no. In fact, I'd bet on it.
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BBackSoon
Hello, I must be going.
08:50 PM on 03/01/2010
This tool makes my top ten for the guillotine.
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TJCole
08:39 PM on 03/01/2010
Those Federalist Society Boys will find some way to let him out..he's one of them, their kinda guy...!
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Republitarian
Take your stinking paws off of my money!
11:07 PM on 03/01/2010
Actually, it was a pretty liberal Burger court in 1972 letting a homeless guy off of a vagrancy charge which created the way out:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papachristou_v._Jacksonville
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TJCole
11:44 PM on 03/01/2010
Go pedal that crap somewhere else to someone who doesn't know some of these guys...

The Majority of the Court is Federalist society it's top members the same one that just decided to further destroy democracy in favor of corporate domination...

Mr. Roberts, Sammy boy Alito, Atoni Caligula Scalia, Kennedy and Clarence "John" Thomas..all Federalist Society..!
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ibsteve2u
Someone who cares - to his unending regret
08:27 PM on 03/01/2010
Oh, brother. Now you know what THIS Supreme Court will do now:

They'll go far beyond the issue, and observe that since a corporation is a person, but cannot speak for itself, the CEO speaks on behalf of that corporation when dealing with the government of the United States of America..

And that makes the CEO an ambassador, and entitled to diplomatic immunity.

lolll..fantasy? Impossible? Still think so, after the SCOTUS said a corporation is a person who has the Constitutional right to free speech? Unlimited free speech, at that - to the limits of its bankroll, contrary to what every other American is entitled to?
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MarsAmbassador
Per angusta ad augusta
08:01 PM on 03/01/2010
Americans love to call Europeans cowards, but if this was happening in Europe they'd be taking to the streets in protest by the hundreds of thousands, just like they do all the time, most recently in Greece. In fact, 2 days after Wall Street admitted their role (JP Morgan) in hiding the Greek national debt to the point where it imploded, some Greek patriot bombed the entrance of a JP Morgan building. I'm not advocating violence, but it would be nice if people got up off the couch for once instead of just registering their displeasure online or at the water cooler.
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karen1p
08:13 PM on 03/01/2010
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MarsAmbassador
Per angusta ad augusta
07:58 PM on 03/01/2010
What should be a cut and dry 9-0 vote against him will result in a 5-4 vote for him and he will be exonerated. I have absolutely ZERO faith in the Supreme Court any more. Ergo I have little to no faith left in our justice system at the macro level.
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07:50 PM on 03/01/2010
workers ,there is hope,
he must have a "butler"
check out Gosford Park:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0280707/
07:46 PM on 03/01/2010
What do you get a man that just absolutely has had everything....you buy him a chance at having his greed and adverse life overturned by a Supreme Court that supports greed and adverse people.