SJC Sonia Sotomayor takes Asst US Atty Sam Ponder to task

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  1. believe09

    believe09 Active Member

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    AUSA Sam Ponder has some very specific thoughts on the criteria for a drug deal or at a minimum some kind of criminal malfeasance:

    The case itself was appealed to the Supreme Court, in part because the defendant believed the question and the attitude denied him the right to a fair trial. The Supreme Court rejected the case, but Sotomayor took the unusual step of addressing this part of the transcript and the prosecutor who made the comment:

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  3. Gardenlady

    Gardenlady Active Member

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    Wow, what a flagrant display of racial bias by that prosecutor! :furious: hopefully he gets sacked for that, and his other cases are looked at.

    I am a big admirer of justice sotomayor, and so glad to see her call out this guy. I hope it happens more often - because you just know that for this one case where it is called out, there are probably many, many more cases of this happening that never get noticed. :(
     
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    I agree GardenLady-apparently he is now under review.
     

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