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9th Circuit appoints special prosecutor against Sheriff Joe Arpaio
The Washington Times ^ | April 18, 2018 | Alex Swoyer

Posted on 04/18/2018 3:31:58 PM PDT by jazusamo

Dissenting judge on panel worries ruling could foster ‘inappropriate… political attacks’ on presidency

A federal appeals court said this week it will appoint a lawyer to argue that former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s contempt of court conviction should remain on his record despite President Trump’s pardon.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that since the federal Justice Department is supporting both the pardon and Mr. Arpaio’s request to have his conviction stricken, someone else needs to argue the other side.

Mr. Arpaio argues that the pardon came before he had a chance to appeal his conviction, and even before the federal district judge in the case had a chance to rule on his request that it be set aside. The former Maricopa County sheriff’s opponents had said not only should the conviction stand, but the pardon should be deemed invalid because it subverted the justice system.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 9thappealscourt; 9thcircuit; 9thcircus; arizona; arpaio; buildthefence; daca; dreamact; dreamers; joearpaio; maricopacounty; ninthcircus; nuttyninth; pardon; sheriffarpaio; specialprosecutor; trump
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This is ridiculous, ‘inappropriate… political attacks’ on presidency have already been taking place.
1 posted on 04/18/2018 3:31:58 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

DJT should pardon Sheriff Joe.

If it comes to that.


2 posted on 04/18/2018 3:35:31 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: jazusamo

They are called the 9th circus for a reason.


3 posted on 04/18/2018 3:35:48 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Didn’t he already do so?


4 posted on 04/18/2018 3:36:04 PM PDT by Luircin
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To: Responsibility2nd
DJT should pardon Sheriff Joe.

He already did.

5 posted on 04/18/2018 3:38:18 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: jazusamo
Hatred has overtaken the judges.
6 posted on 04/18/2018 3:38:57 PM PDT by donna (John McCain dispatched a trusted aide across the Atlantic to get dirty dossier from ex-spy.)
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To: jazusamo

Every one of these judicial, political hacks should be impeached.


7 posted on 04/18/2018 3:38:59 PM PDT by falcon99
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To: jazusamo
Mr. Arpaio argues that the pardon came before he had a chance to appeal his conviction, and even before the federal district judge in the case had a chance to rule on his request that it be set aside

Accepting a pardon is an admission of guilt.

8 posted on 04/18/2018 3:39:26 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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Didn’t he already do so?

***************

Do it again for the current mess.


9 posted on 04/18/2018 3:40:34 PM PDT by deport
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To: jazusamo

Where’s congress? Most all the repubs ran on reigning in activist judges. Yet not one of them has said a word about what the judges have been doing to effect a political outcome, laws be damned.


10 posted on 04/18/2018 3:42:13 PM PDT by JoSixChip (He is Batman!)
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Accepting a pardon is an admission of guilt.

No it isn't. It is an acknowledgement that the Just-Us system is politically driven.

11 posted on 04/18/2018 3:43:03 PM PDT by MileHi (Liberalism is an ideology of parasites, hypocrites, grievance mongers, victims, and control freaks.)
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To: jazusamo

Just dissolve the ninth circus. Problem solved.


12 posted on 04/18/2018 3:43:13 PM PDT by Fungi
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This is partially an FU to DJT, and partially about punishing Arpaio despite the pardon by bankrupting him with legal fees. No normal citizen can afford to defend against a special prosecutor.


13 posted on 04/18/2018 3:43:59 PM PDT by ETCS
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Accepting a pardon is an admission of guilt.

Complete BS. Accepting a pardon for a wrongful conviction is not admitting guilt. It was a political witch hunt, plane and simple; That is why Trump pardoned him.
14 posted on 04/18/2018 3:44:56 PM PDT by JoSixChip (He is Batman!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

He did. Now the 9th, and the state of NY, are trying to gut the power the Executive has to grant pardons, and to limit the scope of those pardons.

The left is taking the goalie out of the game:

1. They just flouted, forever, attorney-client privilege. Nothing stopping anyone in power now from simply raiding an attorney’s office and using whatever they find there.

2. Imagine if Bill Clinton lost his ability to pardon Marc Rich, or any of the other lovely people he pardoned.

They either must think they’ll never get back to Penn Ave, or that they think they can just unring the bell once they get back, if they ever do.

Or, they may know what’s coming, they know what will happen, and they are desperate.


15 posted on 04/18/2018 3:45:02 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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and do it ASSP!


16 posted on 04/18/2018 3:45:44 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda�Divide and conquer seems to be working.?)
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To: Fungi
Just dissolve the ninth circus. Problem solved.

Yep, or at least split it up into 3 circuits.

17 posted on 04/18/2018 3:45:56 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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"Complete BS. Accepting a pardon for a wrongful conviction is not admitting guilt. It was a political witch hunt, plane and simple; That is why Trump pardoned him."

And it's why he pardoned Scooter Libby too.

18 posted on 04/18/2018 3:46:12 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: mass55th

Yep!


19 posted on 04/18/2018 3:47:40 PM PDT by JoSixChip (He is Batman!)
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To: jazusamo

Are they Fing kidding?


20 posted on 04/18/2018 3:47:48 PM PDT by Williams (Stop tolerating the intolerant.)
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