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Some Convictions Stick Better than Others

Liberals were all atwitter when Tom DeLay, the former House Republican Majority Leader, got convicted of money laundering in Texas state court and sentenced to three years imprisonment.  If I recall correctly, the NYT wrote an editorial all but cackling about DeLay's looming time behind bars.


The conviction was overturned today by the Texas Court of Appeals, which apparently entered an outright acquittal, meaning that no retrial is possible.

I did not follow the case in detail.  I know that the prosecution's theory was novel and the evidence skimpy (insufficiency of the evidence was the basis of the reversal). Cases of this nature are hard to prove, as we saw in the John Edwards prosecution.

I wonder if this is going to get entered in the Innocence Project's file under "Exoneration." Somehow, I'm guessing not.

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