Tomás Ó Flatharta

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Will Hillary Clinton Kill Boston College Subpoenas?

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Will Hillary Clinton Kill Off the Boston College Subpoenas? She can if she wants to.

The Broken Elbow

In the wake of what was otherwise a disappointing and intellectually unimpressive judgement from the First Circuit Appeal Court on the PSNI subpoenas for the Boston College oral history archive, it is now clear that any obstacles in the way of Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder stopping this foolish and counterproductive move by the PSNI have been removed.

First of all, the First Circuit has delivered its verdict. No matter that it was not the verdict we wanted to read, nonetheless the Obama White House can no longer say that their hands are tied because the matter is still being considered by the courts.

The second reason comes at the end of this distinctly unimpressive and unconvincing verdict. The last four pages are taken up by what might be called a semi-dissent from the first Hispanic to sit on the the First Circuit bench, Judge Juan Torruella whose view was…

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Written by tomasoflatharta

July 8, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Posted in Ireland

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