8/14/2005

Daily Kos: Rove Is Toast - The Intelligence Identities Protection Act

Rove Is Toast - The Intelligence Identities Protection Act
by brainwave
Sat Aug 13th, 2005 at 16:54:24 CDT

Update [2005-8-13 17:54:24 by Armando]: From the diaries by Armando. How do you prove criminal intent? By direct and circumstantial evidence beyond a reasonable doubt. I am not a criminal lawyer, but proving intent is done in the same manner in civil cases, except the burden of proof is preponderance of the evidence. In certain civil actions, for example, proving an antitrust conspiracy, the SCOTUS has created artificial evidentiary burdens for 'policy' reasons. Indeed, it is my view that it is easier to be convicted of criminal antitrust violations than be found liable for some civil antitrust violations. So the notion that it will be difficult to prove intent always rang false to me. This diary discusses this fact in detail quite effectively. Is Rove Toast? Who knows. But a good diary.

Which nail to hang Rove, Libby, and the rest of the cabal on? On the leak itself, that is, as opposed to the cover up, which is a crime unto itself (lest we forget). Elizabeth de la Vega at TomDispatch.Com and in an op-ed in the LA Times lays down the case for the Intelligence Identities Protection Act. Read on... (nerd alert: I'm adding a bonus discussion - TraitorGate for philosophy nerds!)

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