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Thursday, August 5, 2010

"Defense Lawyers in Rubashkin Case Question Federal Judge's Ties to Prosecution"

From the BLT:

“The government’s own memoranda show that more than six months before the raid, Judge Linda Reade began a series of meetings in which she collaborated with the law-enforcement team that prosecuted the case against Sholom Rubashkin,” Lewin, lead appellate counsel for Rubashkin, said in a statement. “Without disclosing to defense counsel her meetings with the U.S. attorney and the support she expressed for the raid, she presided at Mr. Rubashkin's trial, and then immediately had him imprisoned, and sentenced him to two years more in prison than the prosecution requested.”

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