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Stevens Denies He's Been Convicted, Despite Guilty Verdict

Publication Date: 
October 31, 2008
Anchorage Daily News
Kyle Hopkins

Professor Robert Weisberg is quoted in the Anchorage Daily News in an article about Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens conviction:

"Of course he's already convicted," said Stanford Law School Professor Robert Weisberg. "Because the chance of getting a conviction overturned in the very court in which you were convicted ... is close to zero."

After sentencing, Stevens will have a chance to appeal. It helps his case that the judge chastised prosecutors for not turning over evidence, Weisberg said.