State and Local

Sinner In the Hands of an Angry Prosecutor


John Edwards’ lawyers have just filed what the Raleigh News & Observer describes as a “barrage of court documents” challenging the prosecution of their client on campaign-finance charges.  The lawyers argue that the federal government’s case is based on an untested, unreasonable legal theory that would, if accepted by a court, render it virtually impossible for a political candidate to have a private life. “The distinction between a wrong and a crime is at the heart of this case,” the lawyers wrote.  Read more at CarolinaJournal.com and NewsObserver.com  

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