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Double Standard?

Publication Date: 
July 16, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle
Bob Egelko

The San Francisco Chronicle quotes Professor Jeffrey Fisher, co-director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, in an article about the double standard President Bush created reducing Lewis "Scooter" Libby's sentence:

Jeffrey Fisher, a Stanford law professor and defense attorney, said Bush's rationale -- that the guidelines would produce an unfair sentence in this case -- is "exactly what defense lawyers argue all the time and what DOJ (the Department of Justice) opposes all the time. It's also an argument that the DOJ legislative proposal aims to take off the table in court."