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August 18, 2014


Sometimes It's Just Politics

Rick Hasen looks and the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry (R) and concludes "we need to look very skeptically on indictments where the main allegation is that the politician engaged in perfectly legal hardball politics."

"We already inject the legal system into so much of our political campaigns. We should reserve the machinery of criminal law for only the most egregious cases of self-interest and personal benefit. For everything else, we should leave it to the power of legislatures to impeach or remove members, and for the outraged public to throw the bums out."














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