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Wed Mar 19, 2014, 12:13 PM

Judge: McDonnell lawyers ‘dancing through fantasy land’

From Matt Zapotosky, Washington Post

"RICHMOND — A federal judge on Tuesday signaled that he is growing increasingly frustrated with the voluminous and at times rancorous filings by defense attorneys representing former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell (R) and his wife in a corruption case, dismissing one of their recent requests as “dancing through fantasy land” and asking them and prosecutors to limit their written disputes “for the sanctity of the trees.”"

Whole article here:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/attorneys-for-former-virginia-governor-prosecutors-take-bitter-haggling-to-court/2014/03/17/264637ca-ae08-11e3-a49e-76adc9210f19_story.html

Basically, McDonnell's gripe is that since the government has screwed up other prosecutions, his case should be dropped.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Mar 19, 2014, 12:16 PM

1. Truly foolish of counsel to aggravate a judge,

and this, in FEDERAL court!

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 19, 2014, 12:22 PM

2. True, but he wants to muddy the waters so he can continue to grift funds from RW sources.

I suppose it beats his previous strategy of "blaming his wife."

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 19, 2014, 12:48 PM

3. Absoloutely! You never, ever

want to piss of a judge - any judge - but most especially a Federal Court Judge. These are the folks that they wrote the '800 lb gorilla' about.

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