February 21, 2012

TEN YEARS AGO ON INSTAPUNDIT:

I just found (via Overlawyered.Com) that the New Orleans Rave prosecution has ended in humiliating defeat for the prosecution, with the plea-bargain they managed to extort now being struck down. I consulted on some earlier proceedings in this case with the ACLU and the Electronic Music Defense and Education Fund. (Here’s an earlier story by Janelle Brown of Salon, and here’s a piece Dave Kopel and I wrote in National Review Online calling for President Bush to fire the U.S. Attorney involved — he quit first.)

The entire prosecution was a disgrace — and proof that the New Orleans U.S. Attorney’s office has too much time on its hands, or a deeply distorted sense of priorities, something that I hope Congress will remember at budget time.

Accountability is for the little people, alas.

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