June 09, 2007

Burying The Lede

Talk about burying the lede: in the last few paragraphs of a long NYT front-page story and rumination on the meaning of Paris Hilton's reincarceration, there's a comparison with Scooter Libby's sentence; buried in those few paragraphs is the real meat: the (conservative, Bush-appointed) Libby trial judge's sarcastic rejoinder to those worthies (including Alan Dershowitz and Robert Bork) who filed a supporting brief for Libby urging a lenient sentence:
"The court trusts […]" that the brief "is a reflection of these eminent academics' willingness in the future to step up to the plate and provide like assistance in cases involving any of the numerous litigants, both in this court and throughout the courts of our nation, who lack the financial means to fully and properly articulate the merits of their legal positions."

"The court", he added, "will certainly not hesitate to call for such assistance from these luminaries."
Wish I'd said that.

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2 Comments:

At 6/12/2007 7:37 pm, Blogger Moist said...

Hey there.

Word just went out about what happened today. It's vague and without details other than that you're not longer going to be around the place. Feel free to email me ilfornaiorocks[at]liberaltimes[dut]com

 
At 6/13/2007 12:12 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jimmy Little. I am SO sad not to see you anymore. I think you are wicked cool and brilliant and talented and funny. I'm disappointed I won't be able to work with you now.

(I'll keep checking your blog for insights and lovely photos. xoxoxo kimtessieratsbcglobaldotnet)

 

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