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Old 03-06-2014, 08:15 PM   #346
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Embarrassed of what?
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:16 PM   #347
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I'm looking for a definition of what a 'leftist radical' is.
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:19 PM   #348
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Embarrassed of what?
Going against their better judgment because they thought it would hurt their re-election bids.
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:30 PM   #349
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Hard to tell. Could have been their judgement because it seems a more complicated case than it appears based on the articles I've read. Sad thing is that re-election hopes can outweigh other, more important principles
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:54 PM   #350
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An aide for one of the Dems said they voted against the nomination because "it's a 30-second ad that writes itself." This has nothing to do with it being a complicated case. It only has to do with seven Dems afraid of their GOP opponents being able use a catchy soundbite like "This senator nominated the defender of a cop killer to the Justice Department!" in an attack ad.

In fact, the only reason that the Fraternal Order came out so strongly against Adegbile is because the appeal that he wrote won. Yes, that's right: the appeal he wrote had merit and in fact commuted the death sentence of Abu-Jamal because the jury had been given improper instructions. So, not only did he do his job, he did it correctly. He's not a radical, he's a respected and intelligent lawyer.

This is actually a very controversial trial and court decision. I don't feel like we need to get into the nitty gritty of breaking it down, but he's not a radical defending someone for no reason. Plenty of reasonable people have a lot of reasonable questions about the Abu-Jamal verdict.
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:40 AM   #351
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Finally, why is this president attempting to pack the DOJ with leftist radicals?

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Finally, why is this president attempting to pack the DOJ with leftist radicals?
What evidence can you produce to support your claim in the case of Debo Adegbile?
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:11 PM   #353
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He wrote the appeal that led to the delay of LP 13.
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:26 PM   #354
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:48 PM   #355
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What is it with leftist radicals and cop killers?
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Opposition to the state = opposition to the forces intended to serve the state
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:25 PM   #357
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What is it with leftist radicals and cop killers?
The current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court represented a murderer, does that make him a leftist radical?

Honestly, think a little deeper about this. A lawyer's job is to provide competent representation to his client. It's part of constitutional law that all defendants deserve a fair trial, regardless of the crime they're accused of.

Would you rather have kangaroo courts where we just pretend to care about justice and hand out the death penalty, if the crime was bad enough? If so, you're the radical.
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I didn't even say he was not guilty, I said it's reasonable for someone to look into the case. What planet are you on?
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So, this actually happened:

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama

No, this is not an Onion news headline.
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The cool thing is the White House was totally on board with the whole thing. Behind the Scenes of Obama’s ‘Between Two Ferns’ -- Vulture
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