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Judge lets Schwarzenegger's commutation of Nez son stand
SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 9/7/12 | Andy Furillo

Posted on 09/07/2012 5:45:26 PM PDT by SmithL

A judge today refused to overturn former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's commutation of the prison term of one-time Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez' son, Esteban Núñez, who is serving time on a voluntary manslaughter conviction.

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Lloyd G. Connelly characterized as "repugnant" Schwarzenegger's decision to cut Esteban Núñez' prison term from 16 years to seven. Schwarzenegger issued the commutation as one of the final acts of his administration in January 2011.

But even though Connelly said he believed the commutation was an abuse, he said it was still an authority the governor had under his executive powers.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.sacbee.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; murderer; nunez; schwarzenegger
History at keyword: Nunez.
1 posted on 09/07/2012 5:45:34 PM PDT by SmithL
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But even though Connelly said he believed the commutation was an abuse, he said it was still an authority the governor had under his executive powers.
He's right.
2 posted on 09/07/2012 5:46:08 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Yes, he’s right. It was a scummy thing to do, an abuse of his legal power, but it was within his power to do it.


3 posted on 09/07/2012 5:59:09 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SmithL
What a pathetic legacy for Schwarzenegger. In 2003 he was on top of the world. Governor of California, great family, successful career in movies and other media.

Then he throws it all away, for what? Stabbing his political party in the back so now he is hated both by both sides. An affair with a maid. Trading favors with his cronies.

Reminds me of the story about the farmer who was looking at a mule that he might want to buy. The mule kept running into the fences and watering trough. The buyer asks the seller, "Is this mule blind?" The seller says, "Nah. It ain't blind. It just doesn't give a damn."
4 posted on 09/07/2012 6:02:53 PM PDT by fifedom
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To: Cicero

The reason he did it was because someone had the goods on his illegitimate child and he was being blackmailed. Of course the meathead’s ego was too large to even consider not running for a second term, even though he’d been compromised. As a result, we were screwed even more than if Gray Davis had continued as governor. .50 cal ban from the “Commando” - go figure. What a POS.


5 posted on 09/07/2012 6:15:58 PM PDT by GunsAndBibles (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: fifedom
Ahhhnold, You had it all,

Its OVAHHH!

6 posted on 09/07/2012 6:21:29 PM PDT by jaz.357 ( *Luke 6:43-45* Twas Ever Thus!)
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To: SmithL

coulda smelt that one comin’.


7 posted on 09/07/2012 6:34:33 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: SmithL

I think it’s very simple. The Democrats in the California legislature knew about Arnold’s love child for years and years. They held it over his head and were able to role him again and again. The love child story came out shortly after AS left office, that was no accident.


8 posted on 09/07/2012 7:08:28 PM PDT by Paddy Irish
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To: fifedom; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; calcowgirl; SierraWasp
The Ahnuld supporters on FR who screamed over and over again that "SOCIAL ISSUES DON'T MATTER!!!" and that we MUST elect a "Republican" Governor of California got their wish. They shoved Ahnuld down our throats, they own him.
9 posted on 09/07/2012 7:11:05 PM PDT by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: SmithL

He still rocked “Conan the Barbarian”, which also has an amazing soundtrack. Just watched it on some channel tonight. Amazing epic, ridiculously underrated.


10 posted on 09/07/2012 7:40:49 PM PDT by montag813
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To: BillyBoy

I Cain’t argew wid dat!!!


11 posted on 09/07/2012 8:20:01 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Government it'self is the REAL "Free Rider!" Obamacare will create burdensome "Free Riding!!!")
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To: GunsAndBibles

It was pretty obvious that he was being blackmailed. He went from Conservative to Liberal overnight.


12 posted on 09/07/2012 9:34:39 PM PDT by desertfreedom765
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To: SmithL

Whoever voted for McClintock during the recall election - your hands are clean. Vote for whoever has an “R” next to their name - reap what you sow.


13 posted on 09/08/2012 3:03:34 AM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: SmithL; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; NFHale

I have to disagree, cronyism of that sort ought not be stood for.

I may be technically wrong legally speaking but I’m passed the point of caring.


14 posted on 09/10/2012 11:52:28 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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