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Kane hires Sprague for possible defamation suits (Pennsylvania DA Lawyers Up)
Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 03/21/2014 | Thomas Fitzgerald and Craig R. McCoy,

Posted on 03/21/2014 4:29:51 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen

State Attorney General Kathleen Kane has hired one of the most feared litigators in the region, Richard A. Sprague, to represent her in possible defamation suits arising from accounts of her decision to end an undercover investigation that taped at least five Philadelphia Democrats accepting cash or gifts.

Sprague said he would launch an investigation into the conduct of the prosecutors who ran that sting operation, which began in 2010 before Kane took office. She has said the case was mismanaged, possibly tainted by racial profiling, and far too weak for any prosecutions.

Kane arrived at a Thursday morning meeting with Inquirer editors and reporters, flanked by a pair of lawyers, Sprague and his son, Thomas A. Sprague. The meeting began on an unusual note when the elder Sprague announced that Kane was his client - and that she would not speak.

(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...


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1 posted on 03/21/2014 4:29:51 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen

She is a rotten Bloomturd-supported POS.


2 posted on 03/21/2014 4:30:30 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Kid Shelleen; Albion Wilde; Tribune7; TAdams8591; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; wireman; Mr. Binnacle; ...
**** Philly Metro Ping ****



3 posted on 03/21/2014 4:30:48 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: Kid Shelleen

If there aren’t any defimation suits as yet, how
can Sprague do an investigation?
Sounds like the “Lady” has something to be afraid of.


4 posted on 03/21/2014 4:33:17 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Wasn’t “Howard Sprague” the idiot Mayberry lawyer on the Andy Griffin show?


5 posted on 03/21/2014 4:34:41 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Could you imagine any DA bringing their lawyer to a meeting with the press?


6 posted on 03/21/2014 4:34:59 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: Kid Shelleen

State Attorney General Kathleen Kane has hired one of the most feared litigators in the region, Richard A. Sprague, to represent her in possible defamation suits arising from accounts of her decision to end an undercover investigation that taped at least five Philadelphia Democrats accepting cash or gifts.

She must be one heck of a State Attorney General .... has to hire a civilian puke at outrageous rates to defend the state against her incompetence!!!!!


7 posted on 03/21/2014 4:36:44 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (History is about to be repeated in the Third World of Progressive intellectual and moral depravity.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet
She must be one heck of a State Attorney General .... has to hire a civilian puke at outrageous rates to defend the state against her incompetence!!!!!

Not incompetence but corruption.

8 posted on 03/21/2014 4:38:21 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: tet68
If there aren’t any defimation suits as yet, how can Sprague do an investigation? Sounds like the “Lady” has something to be afraid of.

I initially thought that she was afraid of being sued for defamation by the targets of the investigation. Then I read the article.

SHE is intending to file defamation lawsuits AGAINST THE PAPERS who've been critical of her termination of the corruption investigation.

9 posted on 03/21/2014 4:43:08 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet
She's not defending, she's attacking her critics. From the article:
During the meeting, Sprague suggested that The Inquirer may have been used by the sources of its stories - "wittingly or unwittingly" as a "weapon" to attack Kane to defend themselves from potential charges of wrongdoing in the management of the probe.

"I intend to look at the investigation from the very beginning to the conclusion of it, and in terms of what has been published, by this paper and others, to take appropriate action on behalf of the attorney general against those responsible for the defamatory and the false publications that have been made," Sprague said.


10 posted on 03/21/2014 4:48:40 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Kid Shelleen
There is more to this story. Hopefully much more.

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/03/21/pennsylvania-attorney-general-kane-lawyers-up/

http://moelane.com/2014/03/21/kathleen-kane-pennsylvania-corruption-tom-corbett/

"Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane (D) threatens to sue newspaper for committing… journalism.

"I was going to do a background paragraph on the story, but the first line of this article makes it redundant: “State Attorney General Kathleen Kane has hired one of the most feared litigators in the region, Richard A. Sprague, to represent her in possible defamation suits arising from accounts of her decision to end an undercover investigation that taped at least five Philadelphia Democrats accepting cash or gifts.” Basically, AG Kane shut down the sting operation after being elected in 2012: there is a big brouhaha over whether this was politically motivated. Well, actually, no: there is a big brouhaha over whether people can prove that shutting down the investigation was politically motivated. AG Kane is certainly acting like somebody who is nervous about a subpoena.

"Yeah, I know: a heck of a thing to say about a state Attorney General. Mind you, as Hot Air points out, this escalated quickly from racism accusations to threatening lawsuits, which is the real reason why people are raising their eyebrows. The problem here is that apparently they’ve got hard evidence that people took bribes: relatively modest ones, but bribes nonetheless. That is not acceptable behavior for politicians. Neither is shutting down an investigation that has this kind of evidence. Kathleen Kane has a good deal to answer for, including precisely why she is trying so hard to shut down this story…

"Moe Lane (crosspost) "PS: The paper is certainly treating this… “During the meeting, Sprague suggested that The Inquirer may have been used by the sources of its stories – “wittingly or unwittingly” as a “weapon” to attack Kane to defend themselves from potential charges of wrongdoing in the management of the probe.” …as a personal threat against them. So would I, frankly.

"PPS: Tom Corbett may be, by the way, the luckiest governor in the US right now. Assuming that he has the mother-wit to come down upon this story like a hammer from orbit.

11 posted on 03/21/2014 4:51:55 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: PapaBear3625
>>> SHE is intending to file defamation lawsuits AGAINST THE PAPERS who've been critical of her termination of the corruption investigation. <<<<

Yup, That's right. She accused her own people of starting a racist investigation so If anybody should sue it should be her employees who she defamed.
12 posted on 03/21/2014 4:54:47 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Even the most skilled lawyer is a slave to his facts.


13 posted on 03/21/2014 4:58:36 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: PapaBear3625

Good luck passing a public person test on that one, Ms. Kane.


14 posted on 03/21/2014 5:00:43 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

She is scum!

http://www.pagunrights.com/2012/11/kathleen-kane-gets-anti-gun-support/


15 posted on 03/21/2014 5:02:40 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: PapaBear3625

She’s defending and using the State’s unlimited resources to go after those who outed her .... the best government defense is a good expensive and never ending offense.


16 posted on 03/21/2014 5:10:06 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (History is about to be repeated in the Third World of Progressive intellectual and moral depravity.)
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To: Kid Shelleen


17 posted on 03/21/2014 5:10:19 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

looks like a casting call for Weekend at Bernies II.


18 posted on 03/21/2014 5:16:03 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Well I don’t know much about that pair of ‘feared litigators’ but my money would be on Lawyer Daggett.
J. Nobel Daggett ESQ.


19 posted on 03/21/2014 5:29:45 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
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To: JoeProBono
if this posted photo is correct...the guy is in a stage of dementia and she need to be canned and no unemployment checks either...

this is ridiculous get the guy a Hair cut as well..and wipe the pity look off her face..

20 posted on 03/21/2014 7:01:01 PM PDT by haircutter
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forgot to mention...

real professional appearance for a ‘FEARED LITIGATOR’

wake up Pennsylvania voters...if this is all the Democrats have to offer, we are in a world of Hurt.


21 posted on 03/21/2014 7:07:00 PM PDT by haircutter
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