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To: ansel12

“The plea bargain is where they get you.”

And thanks to a SCOTUS decision this year (Rehberg v. Paulk, 9-0) both prosecutors and police officers are immune from civil suit even if they knowingly lie on the witness stand.

And then there’s this:

“We do not see how the existence of a false police report, sitting in a drawer in a police station, by itself deprives a person of a right secured by the Constitution and laws.” (Pottawattamie vs. McGhee)

[that’s because it hasn’t been used at a trial yet; but it can
be used to force a plea bargain]

And this:

“A prosecutor ... may receive absolute immunity from suit for acts violating the Constitution in order to advance important societal values.” -Elena Kagan, Solicitor General, 2009

You thought you had constitutional rights and protections?
LOL! (sarc/off)

8 posted on 01/04/2013 11:17:48 AM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: CondorFlight

Maybe it’s time for a moratorium on Ivy-League grads sitting on our highest courts. Perhaps somebody from Texas A&M law school would see these things differently.

I suspect the fundamental problem is the people themselves. They’re wholly ignorant of anything except those things that stimulate or retard their pleasure centers.

29 posted on 01/04/2013 3:05:37 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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