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Latest Theodore Stevens Items
Gov. Sean Parnell plans to request $1 million in state funds to help preserve the records of the late Ted Stevens.
The "Bridgegate" brouhaha surrounding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may well be another example of the Democrats' "Stevens-ism" ("N.J. Democrats intensify Christie scandal inquiry," Web, Jan. 13). It may be recalled that Sen. Ted Stevens, Alaska Republican, was investigated with great media attention and bulldoggedness until he lost his 2008 re-election bid, thereby providing the Democratic Senate with sufficient members to pass Obamacare. Stevens, now deceased, was later cleared owing to prosecutorial criminality of withholding exculpatory evidence (no punishments were doled out, of course).
ANALYSIS: It's hard to imagine the U.S. as a place where citizens have to fear overzealous prosecution, but last week's reversals in the cases of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and five New Orleans police officers are part of a troubling pattern reminiscent of the Soviet criminal justice system — a system in which the state is always right, even when it is wrong.
The suspensions of two Justice Department prosecutors for failing to turn over evidence in the government's botched corruptions case against Sen. Ted Stevens have been overturned by an administrative judge.
The State Department says human rights conditions have deteriorated in China and that Vietnam continues to severely restrict political rights and freedom of expression.
The Democratic chairman and the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee said at hearing Wednesday that the prosecutorial misconduct uncovered by a special counsel in the Justice Department's prosecution of the late Sen. Ted Stevens, Alaska Republican, "cannot be tolerated."
Justice Department prosecutors bungled the investigation and prosecution of Sen. Ted Stevens, a probe that was permeated by the "systematic concealment of significant exculpatory evidence," in some instances intentionally, that would have independently corroborated his defense and testimony, a court-ordered report released Thursday says.
The special prosecutor who investigated the botched case against Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska is not recommending criminal charges against any of the Justice Department attorneys who tried him despite finding widespread misconduct beyond what has yet been publicly revealed.
Alaska scares me. I have only been there once, about five years ago. I was doing a commercial for Alaskan seafood, which I adore. But the producers put me on a tiny raft in the ocean next to a glacier that began to "calve," or break off, and fall into the sea - already terrifyingly choppy - to make the commercial, and I felt close to death every second. The waves were frigid and enormous, and the raft bobbed and pitched dangerously. The calving glacier made it suicide.