The Wheels of Justice…

…need a little more air:

Jeffrey Skilling, the convicted former Enron Corp. chief executive officer, may get out of prison in as little as four years if a judge approves a deal with prosecutors over objections by victims of one of the biggest corporate frauds in U.S. history.

Yes, former CEO of Enron and current Federal Prisoner Jeffrey Skilling decided to buy his freedom by giving “up all claims to $40 million in forfeited assets.” Which when you consider Enron’s initial bill for fraud was $40 BILLION makes it, oh… 1/10 of 1% of his ill-gotten gains.

That’ll learn him.

(Business Week)

How Much Is That Judge In The Window?

Remember when Howard Dean had his 50 State Strategy? Remember when the G.W. Bush administration was stacking courts with their brand of justices? What happens when you combine the two concepts for nefarious reasons matched with massive amounts of anonymous loot?

In Michigan, where three of seven seats on the State Supreme Court were up for election, records were set for both spending and lack of accountability…Of the $15 million or so spent for TV ads in Michigan, 75 percent cannot be attributed to identifiable donors, notes Rich Robinson

You can thank Judicial Crisis Network for leading this multi-state charge. So, you know, you got that going for you. No one has connected the dots yet why so much money was dumped into a Michigan Supreme Court race. So spin the wheel and guess which high profile case will be coming down the pipeline where someone wants their brand of judge on the bench! Don’t fret, this game will be coming to a state near you soon so you can play at home.

Law and Order: Michigan

Hey guys, remember Michigan’s creepy Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell who was stalking/bullying openly gay former University of Michigan student government president Chris Armstrong? Me Neither!, but anyway, Armstrong fought back in a court of law and has won a $4.5 Million judgement against Shirvell.

Shirvell says, as he is now unemployed, “there’s no way” he “could possibly ever pay such a judgment.” Armstrong had offered to drop the case in exchange for a simple apology and retraction, but Shirvell refused, reportedly calling the offer disingenuous.

(Think Progress)

Holter’s DOJ: Not Just for Black Panthers

So besides protecting the Black Panthers from White Voter Discrimination stuff in 2008 when team Carebear was not yet in office, Eric Holter is also protecting child-raping auteur Roman Polanski:

The Swiss government asked the U.S. Justice Department to release sealed transcripts in the Roman Polanski case just days before a Los Angeles judge was told that the Swiss did not request that information, according to a letter from Swiss officials that points to apparent miscommunication in the case.

Well, what could be clearer. The AP should get a Pulitzer for that sentence alone.