22 December 2004

Hating Virginia

Here's someone who really doesn't like the criminal justice system in Virginia.


Mister DA said...

Huh. I though Walker was being tried in Federal Court by the DoJ. As far as I know, state law plays no part in Federal criminal trials. I suspect the VA district was picked because of its proximity to DC and the DoJ headquarters, not from any desire to take advantage of the, apparently, prosecutor friendly laws of the Old Dominion.

I defer to our host as to the validity of Mr. Sloan's other comments about the criminal justice system in VA. I find most of his claims hard to believe (criminal defendants can't instruct their attorneys to ask questions?) but don't know enough to comment.

Take a look at his home page - Mr. Sloan is an interesting character, to say the least.

By the way, John Walker, in case you've forgotten, pled guilty and avoided trial all together.

Brian said...

I can only see a friendly 4th Circuit as the reason for his being moved to Virginia. (Is there any doubt that Reinhardt and the other liberal cranks on the 9th Cirrcuit would love to do anything to overturn Walker's conviction?) Unless I am mistaken, the rules in the federal sysytem are uniform.

That article is a misinformed waste of time.