That’s why there was an American Revolution — to get rid of kings. To make the individual sovereign. Polanski’s victim here was Samantha Geimer and no one else. Her desire is that Polanski’s original conviction/plea-bargain be voided because of judicial misconduct. That quashed, flight from jurisdiction to avoid sentencing also goes away. Screw the king.
Victims don’t get to decide when a conviction for a serious crime gets set aside.
There has been no ruling as to judicial misconduct in this case, only claims of it.
Flight from jurisdiction after conviction is itself a crime, even if the person is innocent, which he quite clearly is not. Doesn’t even claim he is.
The authority vested in the King by common law was transferred to the sovereignty of the American people by our Revolution. Polanski spit on every American citizen.
I disagree with you 100% on every point.
Judicial misconduct? Have the courts decided that there was judicial misconduct in this case? Now you are willing to do away with Due Process as well? I'd hate to see the ultra-authoritarian world you want us to live in.