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"The grand jury indictment had been filed under seal...a computer glitch (made it) public."
Althouse blog ^ | 11-11-11 | Ann Althouse

Posted on 11/11/2011 8:25:28 PM PST by bigbob

The grand jury report in the Penn State case was revealed by accident?!

The quote in the post title appears at the end of an article in the NYT about Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett:

Mr. Corbett, as state attorney general, had begun an investigation in 2009 into allegations that a former Penn State assistant football coach had abused young boys, and that university officials might have covered up the scandal. He had convened a grand jury, and his prosecutors had taken testimony. But when he ran for governor, and even after he took office, he was obligated to keep the investigation secret, even as he saw the university officials at the center of the investigation doing little to address the substance of the inquiry....

When the report became public, Corbett seems to have been key to the quick removal of Joe Paterno and university president Graham B. Spanier. According to NYT sources , Corbett, as a Roman Catholic, "was struck early on in the Penn State investigation by the similarities between the university’s failure to report allegations of sexual abuse involving Mr. Sandusky and the church’s failure to report pedophile priests."

Interesting. And good for Corbett. But let's hear more about that computer glitch.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: althouse; grandjury; indictment; sandusky
When I saw the indictment had been posted on the internet the other day, my first reaction was "aren't grand jury indictments supposed to be sealed?"

(Title shortened to comply with FR Rules)

1 posted on 11/11/2011 8:25:33 PM PST by bigbob
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To: bigbob
Odd that this “glitch” should pop up so soon AFTER Paterno’s 409th win.

Timing is everything in life.

2 posted on 11/11/2011 9:37:28 PM PST by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: Roccus

Agred.

But more importantly, in my view, I would prefer we stop referring to child rape as “molestation”. I am sick and tired of hearing this term in the media and casual conversation.

When a grown man sodomizes or has anal intercourse with a minor it is RAPE! It is NOT molestation or sexual abuse. It IS rape, plain and simple.

Good Lord, have the liberal media, Hollywood and homosexual community decensitized this nation to the point where we are unable to call a rapist, a “rapist” anymore? This is insane.

Just saying...

Ernie


3 posted on 11/11/2011 9:47:03 PM PST by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: bigbob

Well it sure helped to keep Obama and Solyndra and Obama and Fast and Furious and Obama and (fill in the blank for whatever potential criminal activity he’s up to his neck in).. out of the headlines!


4 posted on 11/11/2011 10:00:16 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Ernie Kaputnik
Well, to paraphrase an abhorred TV personality...it wasn't RAPE-rape......
5 posted on 11/11/2011 10:02:33 PM PST by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: bigbob

I suspect this was an intentional “glitch”.


6 posted on 11/11/2011 10:07:31 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: bigbob
"We fixed the glitch."


7 posted on 11/11/2011 10:09:27 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Ernie Kaputnik

Good point.


8 posted on 11/11/2011 10:11:19 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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9 posted on 11/11/2011 10:13:59 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Roccus

“...it wasn’t RAPE-rape...”

Agreed.

It is only rape when a woman (preferably a Democrat, who is represented by Gloria Allred and supported by the MSM) says she was raped. Everything else is sexual abuse, molestation, or improper behavior and not worthy, or qualified to be classified as rape. /s


10 posted on 11/11/2011 11:05:41 PM PST by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: Lancey Howard
"there's an app for that"


11 posted on 11/11/2011 11:53:39 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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