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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Saturday, September 3, 2011

"Retrial for Clemens, and More Scolding for the Prosecutors"

The New York Times has this story:

WASHINGTON — A federal judge ruled Friday that Roger Clemens, one of baseball’s greatest pitchers, will face a new trial on charges that he lied to Congress about using performance enhancing-drugs.

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On Friday, Walton said he hated to believe that such experienced prosecutors would have blatantly disregarded one of his rulings, but that “it’s hard for me to reach any other conclusion.”

The current state of the law, though, prevented him from barring the prosecutors from moving forward with a second trial, he said.

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