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Agency: Court canít appoint prosecutor against Arpaio
AP ^ | 01 Jul 2018 | JACQUES BILLEAUD

Posted on 07/02/2018 9:28:03 PM PDT by blueplum

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says an appeals court overstepped its bounds when it ordered the appointment of a special prosecutor to pursue an appeal involving a pardon of retired Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The appointment was previously ordered by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.{snip}

The Justice Department said in its appellate brief that “the government does not abdicate the prosecutorial function when it agrees with a defendant on a legal question.”

Arpaio’s attorneys argued that appointing a special prosecutor “raises serious questions about whether the court is actively participating in the prosecution...."

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 9thcircuit; 9thcircus; americassheriff; arizona; arpaio; doj; joearpaio; justicedepartment; phoenix; sheriffjoe
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1 posted on 07/02/2018 9:28:03 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: blueplum

bookmark


2 posted on 07/02/2018 9:30:44 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: blueplum

>more 9th Circuit shenanigans
Watch libs scream when Trump disbands it.


3 posted on 07/02/2018 9:32:45 PM PDT by Kelyan
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To: blueplum

“raises serious questions about whether the court is actively participating in the prosecution....”

Understatement


4 posted on 07/02/2018 9:35:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: blueplum

It’s time for some of these judges to get smacked down.

Hard.

L


5 posted on 07/02/2018 9:35:47 PM PDT by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

ping


6 posted on 07/02/2018 9:45:11 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: blueplum

Has there ever been a case where an appeal occurred against a Presidential pardon? I just can’t think of a single case. Nor can I see how any court could order a special prosecutor, or bring charges against anyone. Maybe you could do stuff like this in Mexico or Venezuela, but this is pretty wild stuff to imagine these dimwits coming up with this idea.


7 posted on 07/02/2018 9:46:20 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: blueplum

Damn! Isn’t this an interesting take?


8 posted on 07/02/2018 9:54:50 PM PDT by Professional
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To: pepsionice

Perhaps the sessions justice department isn’t asleep hmmm?

This is a big deal.


9 posted on 07/02/2018 9:56:45 PM PDT by Professional
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To: pepsionice

might be a first


10 posted on 07/02/2018 9:58:14 PM PDT by blueplum ( "...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you... " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017)
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To: pepsionice
Legal advocacy groups that focus on free speech, democracy and civil rights asked for the prosecutor and have mounted a challenge to Trump’s pardon of the former six-term sheriff.

Arapio was pardoned and the whole damn case becomes null and void and of no merit. It means it did not even happen. It should be noted when Bill Clinton pardoned Marc Rich (biggest tax cheat in history) as was he perfect legal right, it means, "it did not happen."

Note to advocacy groups, "GO POUND SAND."

11 posted on 07/02/2018 10:08:46 PM PDT by cpdiii (cane cutter, deckhand, roughneck, geologist, pilot, pharmacist, THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: blueplum

The Constitutional exercise of Presidential powers trumps everything else. Why is there even a discussion?


12 posted on 07/02/2018 10:32:18 PM PDT by WASCWatch
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Right - this is not a matter that is even justiciable. The judges on the 9th Circuit have demonstrated total incompetence - at best. This is middle school level civics...and these people have law degrees and are wearing black robes?


13 posted on 07/02/2018 10:58:24 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: pepsionice

Actually, yes, there is. It was on the matter of the pardon being valid if it is not accepted by the party for whom the pardon was granted - in that case, the Court ruled that the power of pardon was absolute, but that the pardon has to actually be accepted by the receiving party to be valid. That is certainly not an issue in this case.


14 posted on 07/02/2018 11:00:28 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: blueplum

the 9th eating crow again.


15 posted on 07/02/2018 11:10:53 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Islam is an ideology. It is NOT a religion.)
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To: blueplum

The Ninth Circuit is basically just like the average #Resist retard you see on Twitter, except they became judges.


16 posted on 07/02/2018 11:42:32 PM PDT by Trump20162020
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To: blueplum

No! More 9th Circuit criminality and insanity. It is not known as the “Nutty Ninth” for nothing. The law means nothing to them if they want to screw you over.


17 posted on 07/02/2018 11:56:33 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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The 9th Circuit Court needs to be revised from one to three CCs. It covers far too many States as it is now and is filled with far left liberal activist judges.


18 posted on 07/03/2018 12:51:48 AM PDT by octex
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To: GOP Poet

Appeal a Presidential pardon? To whom? These Demonrats are delusional.


19 posted on 07/03/2018 3:41:49 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Enjoy the decline of the American empire.)
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To: blueplum

Who does Trump think that he is, the President of the United States?


20 posted on 07/03/2018 3:50:51 AM PDT by Petrosius
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