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  • U.S Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald, who oversaw thousands of criminal prosecutions in Illinois, will leave his post at the end of June. He calls the job he held for 11 1/2 years "one of the greatest opportunities that one could ever hope for." (Associated Press)

    U.S. attorney Fitzgerald leaving office

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  • Undoing the unreasonable

    Contrary to the outcries from leading Democrats in Congress and the self-righteous expression of shock from the husband of ex-CIA spy Valerie Plame, President Bush finally has brought some justice to the case of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. By commuting Libby's utterly unreasonable sentence but leaving his $250,000 fine and two years of probation in place, the president also has put this victimless crime into perspective.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Commuting Libby's sentence While I usually agree with the editorial opinions expressed on this page, I must take issue with this paper's position on "The Libby affair" (Editorial, Wednesday) that the commutation of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's sentence was the wrong thing to do.

  • Liberals and conservatives for Libby?

    I find myself in unusual company, and I am always so careful about the company I keep. Nonetheless, here I am arguing on the same side as columnist and ritualistic liberal for The Washington Post Richard Cohen, and Christopher Hitchens. At least Mr. Hitchens, a columnist for Vanity Fair and Slate, is an independent man of the left. Yet here I am on their side arguing for leniency for Vice President Richard Cheney's former chief of staff, Scooter Libby. Having been found guilty of lying under oath, he is about to be sent to prison before his appeal is considered. In fact his prosecutor, Patrick Fitzgerald, has urged he be sent to prison immediately because of his failure to express remorse; though if he were to express remorse, what grounds would he have for an appeal? Mr. Fitzgerald is what is called a "tough" prosecutor. I would call him something else, either a failed logician or a brute.

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