In the recent story about the three judges' ruling on the triggering of Article 50 and Brexit negotiations, I thought I understood the argument about the government not being above the law but in another story there appears to be a suggestion that the US President is above the law at least insofar as he can influence how it affects individuals charged with crimes. This doesn't seem right.
The case is that of Lauri Love who is charged with serious, US security-breaching hacking offences. I quote Tor Ekeland, Love's US lawyer, from a newspaper article this morning: "I'm afraid Lauri is going to be facing a way harsher environment than he would under the Obama administration".
I'm shocked and my faith in the "straightness" of criminal law's relation to government is shattered.
thatbags Tue 15-Nov-16 07:48:40
Anya Tue 15-Nov-16 08:19:51
Azie09 Tue 15-Nov-16 08:23:55
AlieOxon Tue 15-Nov-16 08:34:18
AlieOxon Tue 15-Nov-16 08:35:03
nigglynellie Tue 15-Nov-16 08:42:03
AlieOxon Tue 15-Nov-16 09:40:14
nigglynellie Tue 15-Nov-16 09:41:34
thatbags Tue 15-Nov-16 10:11:57
JessM Tue 15-Nov-16 10:19:14
nigglynellie Tue 15-Nov-16 10:37:05
Sheilasue Tue 15-Nov-16 15:43:05
rosesarered Tue 15-Nov-16 17:04:46