Senator Ted Stevens walking away from what seems like richly deserved jail time is upsetting to many people. However, the bigger issue here is that prosecutors withheld information that could have negated their case, which has been ruled by the Supreme Court as unconstitutional. That’s the larger issue that Judge Emmet Sullivan chose to address in his remarks on the case.
And I mean, honestly: what’s more important? A grumpy old Senator from Alaska or the rights of all Americans that have been so abused by the Bush Administration?