Tuesday, July 30, 2002

AND IN OTHER NEWS ... in one, final burst of hubris ...
CLEVELAND (AP) - Preparing to sentence former Rep. James A. Traficant Jr., a federal judge today rejected his argument that he should not be sanctioned because he has already been punished by expulsion from the House. ... Traficant had planned to argue that a prison sentence would represent double jeopardy or being punished twice for the same crime.
By that logic, David Berkowitz has been wrongly imprisoned for years -- having already been sufficiently punished by not being allowed to keep his job as a postal worker.


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