« A Sign the Apocalypse is Upon Us | Main | I'm Swooning Here »

October 03, 2005

Hillary Should Kiss Harriet for Hubbub Help

That way this can get settled under the radar. Not being a legal type myself (Diptera, Dave J., NoBrainer?), I throw a question out to our experts. Is this common practice ~ negotiating/sanitizing reports ~ thereby making this news piece much ado about nothing?

Lawyers at the Washington firm Williams and Connolly who work for Cisnero and both Clintons have argued to judges overseeing the case that allegations of illegal activity, for which no charges were filed, should be snipped before the report is made public.

It certainly seems inflammatory on it's face.

Posted by tree hugging sister at October 3, 2005 04:51 PM


"under the radar"


Posted by: Ken Summers at October 3, 2005 05:26 PM

I'm flattered that you think of me as a legal type, but I am not a lawyer, so my elementary theory on this may not hold up under heavy scrutiny. Simply publishing the results of the probe doesn't strike me as illegal itself. Then again, any (shall we say) irregularities in the probe, were they significant, should have been sent along to the disciplinary review board of whatever bar has jurisdiction. I'm presuming they haven't been, or else that those involved have been cleared.

Posted by: Nightfly at October 3, 2005 10:01 PM

Maybe THS is buttering you up for a loan, Nightfly.

Posted by: The Real JeffS at October 4, 2005 01:18 AM

I'm thinking cream puffs.

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at October 4, 2005 08:04 AM

Let's just call them 'cold day in HELL' creampuffs. Not that I'm bitter or anything.

Posted by: tree hugging sister at October 4, 2005 09:13 AM

But anyway, back to the original question. If your name and rumored deeds come up in an official probe of someone else's misdeeds, but no one acts upon your said rumored deeds for whatever reason, do you get to have your name expunged from the final report?

Posted by: tree hugging sister at October 4, 2005 09:24 AM

I'm no lawyer, but it strikes me that it's evidence dug up in the course of an official investigation, and therefore is in the public arena. That it was never acted upon is probably immaterial; it's sort of like finding out some celebrity had an unpaid parking ticket during the course of an income tax audit. Sort of.

OK, lawyers, rip my argument to shreds! 8^D

Posted by: The Real JeffS at October 4, 2005 11:55 AM

I'm waiting for them too, JeffS. Of course, Dave IS out soliciting for a stipend, so perhaps we should give him a three day pass, n'est pas?

Posted by: tree hugging sister at October 4, 2005 12:01 PM

Dave does deserve a three day pass.

But ONLY three days. Beyond that, his life is forfeit. ;-P

Posted by: The Real JeffS at October 5, 2005 07:02 AM


Posted by: tree hugging sister at October 6, 2005 11:15 AM