Impeachment for Supposed War Crimes
funk at LCLARK.EDU
Mon Nov 26 13:24:02 PST 2001
Lynne Henderson wrote:
> reliance on AG opinions hasn't helped most criminal defendants.
I would like a citation to ANY case in which an AG opinion telling a
person his action is lawful has not been effective in having the
conviction overturned on due process grounds.
> The whole issue of reasonable reliance on Justice Department
> interpretations of the Bolland Amendment came up in the Iran-Contra
> hearings, although no dispositive resolution was reached by Congress
> as I recall.
Violation of the Boland Amendment (the restriction on funding of
Contras) was not a criminal offense. No one was ever prosecuted for
violating the Boland Amendment.
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