Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Scooter Redux

Hugh Hewiit, explaining commutation, with this (I think) prescient point:

And the president did the right thing with the commutation of Scooter Libby's sentence. Those on the right condemning him for refusing a pardon should realize that Libby's appeal is still alive and it would be much better for Libby to receive a judgment from the D.C. Circuit that the proceeding was a sham after the Armitage leak was discovered than having the matter end now with a pardon.

So this keeps alive the best of all possible worlds: no jail time, plus an overturning of the original verdict.

Well, all right, then.

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