Skip to comments.Whittemore cites U.S. Supreme Court ruling in appeal
Posted on 04/03/2014 5:01:46 PM PDT by mdittmar
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to order ex-Nevada lobbyist Harvey Whittemore to begin serving his two-year prison sentence for breaking campaign finance laws now that the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a major ruling on campaign spending limits.
Whittemores lawyers said in filings to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the high courts ruling on Wednesday bolsters the appeal of his conviction for funneling more than $130,000 to Sen. Harry Reids campaign in 2007.
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hmmm — attempting to claim that because the law has ‘changed’ - he shouldn’t be convicted of what the law said when the crime was committed.
So if a speed limit got changed a week after he got a ticket for speeding, should that ticket be rejected too?
How about this to keep the court calendars clear — just dismiss all cases against everyone in case the law is ‘changed’ at some point in the future? Let’s be progressive about this type of thing.
He ‘broke’ the law that was in effect at the time of his actions.
old harry sure doesn’t like to talk about his good friend harvey.
The court did not raise the limits on contributions to individual candidates but ruled that one could contribute to multiple candidates. Appeal denied.
After the fact. Denied.
What about ZeroCare? Has any of the published deadlines meant a diddly damn????
Hell NO !!!
Does Ex Post Facto work in reverse? Just because the law was changed, did you break it when it was in effect???
Obamacare has not been to court since roberts ruling on the tax issue. Hobby Lobby is the next case on the thing.