July 7, 2010

Sartorially challenged

Filed under: Uncategorized — ruleswatch @ 8:50 pm

In Conrad Black’s Chicago, 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals bail application reported on today by CTV (and elsewhere) an adroit bit of language is used. The application says: “the government’s proof of corrupt intent was desperately threadbare.”

The phrase suits an important adversarial purpose: postponing further mincing over the legal value of what the US Supreme Court has left of this prosecution to the appeal proper and getting directly to business at hand — interim release.



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