Scooter Libby Supporters Threaten Judge’s Life and Family

June 14, 2007 at 12:19 pm | Posted in American politics, Bush Administration, conservatives, corruption, secret combinations | 2 Comments

So much for the rule of law and order from conservatives. Judge Walton, the judge who ruled on Libby’s perjury case has claimed he received death threats.

The federal judge who oversaw I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby’s CIA leak trial said Thursday that he received threatening letters and phone calls after sentencing the former White House aide to prison.

“I received a number of angry, harassing mean-spirited phone calls and letters,” U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton said. “Some of those were wishing bad things on me and my family.”

Walton made the remarks as he opened a hearing into whether to delay Libby’s 2 1/2-year sentence. He said he was holding the letters in case something happened but said they would have no effect on Thursday’s decision.


A question for conservatives. How effective is the rule of law and order if judges’ lives are threatened?


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  1. I seem to recall that a couple of years ago, after Judge Jones in York, Pennsylvania ruled that “intelligent design” is a form of creationism, (and thus unconstitutional to teach in public school) he got a few threats too.

  2. I remember that. I also remember two Congressmen (including Tom DeLay) actually threatened “activist judges”, that violence against them is a natural result of their rulings.

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