Wednesday, April 1, 2009
It is definitely a new DOJ, and congratulations go to them for acting as true "ministers of justice." In a rare move, the Acting Assistant AG filed a Motion of the United States to Set Aside the Verdict and Dismiss the Indictment With Prejudice. Information was not provided to the accused, and the government admits that this information would have allowed for a cross-examination and arguments to the jury. Brady violations occur, but it is rare that a prosecutor openly admits to such wrongdoing. More importantly, moving to set aside the verdict and dismiss the indictment with prejudice speaks to a prosecutor who acts appropriately when an injustice has occurred. It is clear that the new administration is aiming to be "ministers of justice." We are all fortunate.