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BUBBA SIDESTEPS FRAUD SUIT (immunity protects WJC, Global X Winnick's $1M to LIEbrary)
NY POST ^ | 3/26/03 | JOHN LEHMANN

Posted on 03/26/2003 9:24:46 AM PST by Liz

Edited on 05/26/2004 5:12:50 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

A federal judge ruled yesterday that Bill Clinton was shielded from a shareholder fraud suit alleging he ignored a stock scam in exchange for a $1 million donation to his presidential library.

Manhattan federal Judge Gerald Lynch dismissed the claims, ruling he was protected by presidential immunity. The suit was brought by seven Global Crossing investors who were wiped out when the company collapsed a year ago.


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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clintonhaters

1 posted on 03/26/2003 9:24:46 AM PST by Liz
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To: Liz
Global Crossing ... aren't they connected to McAuliffe?
2 posted on 03/26/2003 9:27:14 AM PST by Maedhros (I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element.)
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To: Maedhros
McAuliffe "invested" $18,000 in GX stock and cashed out to the tune of $18 million.
3 posted on 03/26/2003 9:30:28 AM PST by Liz
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To: Liz
"Presidential Immunity"

Here we go again. Is this like "protective function privilege" or "ditzy intern privilege" or "executive hummer privilege?"

4 posted on 03/26/2003 9:31:27 AM PST by Prince Charles
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To: Maedhros
REVISED: McAuliffe "invested" $100,000 in GX stock and cashed out to the tune of $18 million.
5 posted on 03/26/2003 9:32:05 AM PST by Liz
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To: Prince Charles
More like "Dumbocrat-bums-paid-someone-off privilege."
6 posted on 03/26/2003 9:35:02 AM PST by Liz
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To: Liz
Hey, it's the Klintoons. As for numerous years I have said NOTHING WILL EVER HAPPEN TO THEM. Not our president, not out Justice dept, no one will step on their toes. And we will have them forever in our faces destroying America, leaving that path of destruction wherever they follow. Thanks again to the "Two-Party Cartel" , the one bought & paid for by the international elites.
7 posted on 03/26/2003 9:36:28 AM PST by Digger
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To: Liz
Klayman blows another one.
8 posted on 03/26/2003 9:37:19 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Liz
Yep, our US laws apply to all citizens, NOT. What is it about Bill Clinton that scares the pants off these judges who rule on charges and law suits that are brought against him? Could it be the fear of an untimely and suspicious death of a loved one?
9 posted on 03/26/2003 9:41:40 AM PST by drypowder
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To: Liz
Odd. I thought presidential "immunity" extended only to official acts of the Presidency itself. As Paula Jones demonstrated, a president (sitting or retired) can be tried civilly or criminally for actions not associated with the duties of the office. The plaintiffs here are claiming bribery of a sort, and there should be no immunity against that in any case.
10 posted on 03/26/2003 9:55:17 AM PST by Mr. Bird
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To: Liz
"PRESIDENTIAL IMMUNITY"...

Reminds me of the line in one of the 'Leathal Weapon' movies where the bad guy raises up his credentials and proclaims, "DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY"

Mel Gibson's character then considers for a second the effect of such immunity and then shoots the SOB right in the forehead. Drugs and money were also at the heart of this movie. Ditto for the 'Snorter and Inhaler in Chief'
11 posted on 03/26/2003 10:06:07 AM PST by Popof8
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To: Liz
Manhattan federal Judge Gerald Lynch dismissed the claims, ruling he was protected by presidential immunity.

The wrath of The Hitlery knows no bounds. NY Judges like breathing too much.

12 posted on 03/26/2003 10:10:49 AM PST by JoeSixPack1 (POW/MIA - Bring 'em home, or send us back! Semper Fi)
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To: Liz
Appointed by Clinton in 2000; ACLU lawyer; represented prosecutorial position in part of Ollie North / Iran-Contra prosecution.

About what I expected after reading the article.

13 posted on 03/26/2003 10:58:08 AM PST by ikka
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To: Liz
...ruling he was protected by presidential immunity...

WTF?! There's no such thing. My bet is Clintoon appointed this shyster after first insuring he had leverage over him.

14 posted on 03/26/2003 11:28:28 AM PST by DakotaGator
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To: Prince Charles
Here we go again. Is this like "protective function privilege" or "ditzy intern privilege" or "executive hummer privilege?"

The Presidential Fraud Privilege ... leave it to Clinton to break such ground.

15 posted on 03/26/2003 11:30:46 AM PST by dodger
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To: ikka
I obviously don't know how to do research because I couldn't find this guy using google and about 10 or twelve various 'legal'-type engines.

Howdja' do it?

16 posted on 03/26/2003 11:31:20 AM PST by knarf (RA 11448419)
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To: knarf
In this case, I guessed that he was a Clinton appointee. So I went to Google and typed in:

"gerald lynch" clinton appointed

When you put double quotes around a set of words, it will only return exactly that phrase - so I eliminated all the hits on people with a last name of Lynch but not a first name of Gerald.

17 posted on 03/26/2003 11:51:29 AM PST by ikka
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To: ikka
Thanx ... 'preciate that.

GERARD E. LYNCH

B.A., Columbia, 1972;

J.D., 1975.
Appointed U.S. district judge for the Southern District of New York by President Clinton in 2000.

Joined Columbia faculty in 1977, following clerkships with Judge Wilfred Feinberg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1975–76, and Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1976–77.

Served as assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1980–83, prosecuting white-collar criminal cases and serving as chief appellate attorney.

Returned to that office to serve as chief of the criminal division, 1990–92.

Appointed counsel to city, state, and federal commissions and special prosecutors investigating public corruption, including the Iran/Contra investigation, where he briefed and argued the prosecution position in the appeal of Oliver North.

Has briefed and argued cases in federal appellate courts, including the Supreme Court, as a cooperating attorney with the American and New York Civil Liberties Unions, and has extensive experience as a defense attorney in state and federal cases.

Member of numerous bar associations and advisory committees.
Author of leading articles on the federal racketeering laws; has also published and lectured on other aspects of criminal law, constitutional theory, and legal ethics.

Recipient of the student-voted Willis Reese Award for Excellence in Teaching (1994) and the University-wide President’s Award for Outstanding Teaching (1997).

Principal teaching and research areas include criminal law and procedure, sentencing, and professional responsibility.

PUBLICATIONS:

Our Administrative System of Criminal Justice, 66 Fordham Law Review 2117 (1998)
Toward a Model Penal Code, Second (Federal?): The Challenge of the Special Part, 2 Buffalo Criminal Law Review 295 (1998)
Plea Bargaining: El Sistema No Contradictorio de Justicia Penal en Estados Unidos, 1998/A Nueva Doctrina Penal 293 (Buenos Aires 1998)
The Problem Isn?t in the Starrs but in a Misguided Law, The Washington Post, Feb. 22, 1998, at C3.
The Role of Criminal Law in Policing Corporate Misconduct, 60 Law & Contemporary Problems 23 (1997)
William J. Brennan, Jr., American, 97 Columbia Law Review 1603 (1997)
Special Prosecutors: What's the Point? The Washington Post, May 28, 1995, at C7 (with Philip K. Howard)
The Sentencing Guidelines as a (Not-So-Model) Penal Code, 7 Federal Sentencing Reporter 112 (1994), reprinted in FSR Highlights from a Decade of Guideline Sentencing, 10 Federal Sentencing Reporter 25 (1997)
The Allocation of Discretion Under the Guidelines (Conference Proceedings), 101 Yale Law Journal 2066 (1992)
How Useful is Civil RICO in the Enforcement of Criminal Law? 35 Villanova Law Review 929 (1990)
A Conceptual, Practical and Political Guide to RICO Reform, 43 Vanderbilt Law Review 769 (1990)
A Reply to Professor Goldsmith, 88 Columbia Law Review 802 (1988)
Insult to Injury, The New Republic 198(14):17 (April 4, 1988)
RICO: The Crime of Being a Criminal, Parts I & II, 87 Columbia Law Review 661 (1987); Parts III & IV, 87 Columbia Law Review 920 (1987), excerpted in Leonard Orland (ed.), Corporate and White Collar Crime: An Anthology (1995), and in numerous casebooks
The Lawyer as Informer, 1986 Duke Law Journal 491 (1986)
Constitutional Law as Moral Philosophy, 84 Columbia Law Review 537 (1984)
Review of Ely, Democracy and Distrust, 80 Columbia Law Review 857 (1980), reprinted in Michael J. Glennon (ed.), A Constitutional Law Anthology (1992)
Review of Berger, Government by Judiciary, 63 Cornell Law Review 1091 (1978)

18 posted on 03/26/2003 12:05:11 PM PST by knarf (RA 11448419)
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To: knarf
Websters can use this guy's photo for the next edition of their dictionary. They can use it to illustrate the word "geek".
19 posted on 03/26/2003 12:26:23 PM PST by Marc Poor
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To: ikka
Doesn't this guy have an ethical responsibility to recuse himself? Seems like he should to me.
20 posted on 03/26/2003 12:28:25 PM PST by Marc Poor
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To: Maedhros
Marc Richards and the Carlyle boys are cheering as red china bids on the assets of Global crossing to get their commie hands on the technology of fiber optic communications so as to make our defense systems powerless.

Then they can share it with North Korea.

The Government had better step in before Billy and the Boys get a big payoff and the free world is sold out!

Wnat to know more? Go to the FTC and FCC hearings on Global Crossings Asset in bankruptcy hearings. See Hutchison Whampoa putting in the bid, and realize they are Bejing backed.


Ops4 God Bless America!

21 posted on 03/26/2003 12:37:19 PM PST by OPS4
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To: Liz
but,but,but,Global Crossing and enron is bush fault
22 posted on 03/26/2003 12:38:12 PM PST by green team 1999
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To: DakotaGator
Of course. There's no such thing. As I said, this nerd was bought off.
23 posted on 03/26/2003 12:53:02 PM PST by Liz
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To: Flurry
ping
24 posted on 03/26/2003 12:55:38 PM PST by Liz
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To: *Clinton Haters
Would you sign in please.
25 posted on 03/26/2003 12:56:14 PM PST by Liz
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To: green team 1999
Damnitall, gotta try to remember that. Heheh.
26 posted on 03/26/2003 12:57:34 PM PST by Liz
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To: ikka
ACLU....yuck.....barf and hurl .......
27 posted on 03/26/2003 1:00:28 PM PST by Liz
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To: JoeSixPack1
A future voter gets ready to express his political opinion of Hillary.


28 posted on 03/26/2003 1:04:23 PM PST by Liz
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To: Popof8
Good ol' Mel. He's a man among men on and off films.
29 posted on 03/26/2003 1:05:45 PM PST by Liz
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To: Liz
You can't fool a child, their brians haven't been washed yet.
30 posted on 03/26/2003 1:10:51 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (eif eit smells eits french)
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To: Flurry
Brians = Brains
31 posted on 03/26/2003 1:11:32 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (eif eit smells eits french)
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To: Popof8
"PRESIDENTIAL IMMUNITY"...

Just a variant of "No controlling legal authority"

32 posted on 03/26/2003 1:21:55 PM PST by itsahoot
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To: Liz; Alamo-Girl
Manhattan federal Judge Gerald Lynch dismissed the claims, ruling he was protected by presidential immunity.

It became clear to me, shortly after George W. took office, that Billy Jeff Blythe and his wretched Co-President Spouse must've known when they entered the 'Office of The President', that they could Lie, Mislead and Obfuscate regarding any situation and get away with it because of 'Presidential Immunity' .This suggestion by itself, should/must one day be presented to either of them and force a response. No sane human(s) could live the way they have and expect otherwise. Here's one more for your wealth of information-al web-site.Thanks for keeping that online.

33 posted on 03/26/2003 1:31:25 PM PST by Pagey (Hillary Rotten is a Smug , Holier-Than-Thou Socialist)
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To: drypowder
Sounds like Shillary took more than >900 FBI files from WH... In addition to the WH silverware, chairs, tables...etc.

The Clintons ARE Evil and Corruption Incarnate

34 posted on 03/26/2003 2:02:12 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just because your paranoid,doesn't mean they aren't out to get you. :)
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To: Liz
I suppose these judges were also APPOINTED BY x42 ...??
35 posted on 03/26/2003 2:02:44 PM PST by CyberAnt
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To: Liz
A federal judge ruled ...

Whenever I see "federal judge rules", I get a sick feeling and know a 'RAT got away with something.

g

36 posted on 03/26/2003 2:11:11 PM PST by Geezerette (... but young at heart!)
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To: ikka
Appointed by Clinton in 2000; ACLU lawyer; represented prosecutorial position in part of Ollie North / Iran-Contra prosecution...About what I expected after reading the article...

Another red-diaper baby protecting Bubba...A two-tier justice system, liberals (never, ever do anything wrong) said this would not happen.

37 posted on 03/26/2003 2:11:41 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just because your paranoid,doesn't mean they aren't out to get you. :)
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To: Geezerette
....and you'd be right........
38 posted on 03/26/2003 7:30:07 PM PST by Liz
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To: kattracks
Ping!
39 posted on 03/26/2003 7:34:46 PM PST by Fraulein
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To: CyberAnt
Who'd we think the corrupt conniver would appoint? Oliver Wendell Holmes clones?
40 posted on 03/26/2003 7:35:03 PM PST by Liz
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To: Liz
Exactly! He appointed people who he knew would protect him. But ... because he did that - he thinks that's what Bush will do too - and I believe that's a part of why the dems are so set against Bush getting any of his court appointees. Plus, x42 doesn't want to go before any of Bush's appointees - because they will follow the Constitution and not wishy-washy with the law.
41 posted on 03/26/2003 8:48:42 PM PST by CyberAnt
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