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Sunday, June 06, 2004

Kibitzers on crime and Federal law

A propos of Bush and the Valerie Plame investigation, an interesting article which runs through some laws which may prove relevant [1].

Included are 18 USC 2 (aiding and abetting), 18 USC 371 (conspiracy), 18 USC 1503 and 1505 (obstruction of justice), 18 USC 4 (misprision of felony) and 18 USC 1001 (false statements).

An arsenal not to be trifled with: I mentioned ยง1001 in the context of the Richard Foster affair [2], and was impressed by its extraordinary breadth, almost worthy of a totalitarian state.

  1. The context is the exposure to these laws of lawyers acting as such.

  2. The HHS actuary who was ordered not to tell Congress the true cost of the Medicare bill (March 14).

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