Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that the Justice Department is dropping all charges against Ted Stevens, the former Alaska senator who was originally convicted on seven counts of lying on Senate disclosure forms to conceal at least $250,000 in renovations and gifts from friends and oil company executives.
Stevens sentencing had been repeatedly delayed by accusations of prosecutor misconduct, including allegations that Justice Department lawyers withheld key information from the defense team.
Holder is sending a strong, clear message here about the rule of law in the Obama administration. He should be applauded for this action.
Not to be too snarky, but can you imagine the Bush administration dropping charges against a leader of the opposition party?
We'll miss you, Ted. Fortunately, there's always this video.