Political corruption laws: Absurd theater

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January 16, 2011
In These Times
by Leonard C. Goodman  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"A sad drama played out Christmas week in Chicago when a federal judge rejected former Illinois Governor George Ryan’s bid to overturn his conviction on corruption charges. The media reports have focused exclusively on the personal tragedy for the Ryan family. ... The Ryan family lashed out at the judge for lack of compassion. ... But ignored was the larger story of Ryan’s case, which has exposed the absurdity of the laws governing political corruption." (01/13/11)


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