Monday, April 23, 2007

'Congress convicted Georgia Thompson'

McBride has a new theory on who railroaded an innocent Georgia Thompson into prison: It wasn't US Attorney Steven Biskupic, it was the Congress.

She also laments that the world will never know what political reasons Thompson may have had for preferring the Wisconsin bidder -- the one with the low bid -- to be awarded the travel contract. Doesn't matter. The court said it was not a crime.

And she cites a Richmond law professor who says, "The court seems to be saying reasonable people differ about whether this is a crime."

Actually, and we'll do it slowly this time, so maybe McBride can grasp it. The court said it was Not. A. Crime.

If McBride is truly looking for someone besides Biskupic to blame, she might look in the direction of Judge Rudolph Randa, an appointee of Bush I, who presided at the trial. He's the one who controlled what the jury heard and told the jury what the law was and how to determine guilt. Randa's responsibility was to determine that the prosecution had not made its case and dismiss the case, rather than allowing it to go to the jury.

Why? Because it was Not. A. Crime.

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