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Shopping for Judges in the Bulger Trial

Commented Mar 16, 2013 at 15:40:48 in Crime

“This reply is already better than the article, which implied the court itself was concerned about the judge's fairness. If your point now is that the extreme application of good solid rulings might turn out poorly in certain situations. Yup. That is true. That is the necessary result of a system that protects the innocent but must be applied to 250,000,000 people.”
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Shopping for Judges in the Bulger Trial

Commented Mar 15, 2013 at 14:56:36 in Crime

“This article is completely wrong. The court did not say that the judge would make any error of law or judgment whatsoever. They simply acknowledged that it might appear unfair to a neutral observer. Since the court's appearance of fairness is a hallmark of our judicial system, the mere appearance of a problem should be avoided. Journalists should read about what they write about before thry write it.....”

hp blogger Anthony Amore on Mar 16, 2013 at 13:48:42

“I've read the briefs and the decision. The point you missed (perhaps by your own failure to read about the case?) is that this unfairness to a "neutral observer" would have to be based on Bulger's fatuous and groundless claim--supported by no one--that he was given a license to kill (!) by someone who once worked in the same organization as the judge. Therefore, any defendant can posit absurdities that might lead to the removal of a judge. That, dhwaxler, would be unfair and ultimately untenable.”
Reading Tea Leaves of Political Appointments Not Yet Made

Reading Tea Leaves of Political Appointments Not Yet Made

Commented Dec 30, 2012 at 12:11:13 in Politics

“this is an interesting article because it talks intelligently about the candidates and the real job description. it does, however, suffer from the fatal flaw of washington media writing...which is who cares on december 30th who will be picked? we will know in a few days and the only thing these articles do is amuse the writers with the "who will get it right?" bragging rights...”