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Government Files Opposition to Clemens Case Dismissal

Posted in Baseball

The Government has filed documents in opposition to Roger Clemens’ Motion to Dismiss his case after Judge Walton declared a mistrial earlier this summer. The substance of the Government’s arguments is that where Clemens received a mistrial–that he asked for–the Double Jeopardy Clause of the Constitution is no bar to retrial.  The Government acknowledges that… Continue Reading

If the beer can don’t fit, must you acquit?

Posted in Baseball, Performance Enhancing Drugs

Lester Munson with ESPN reports that opening statements in the Roger Clemens perjury trial are underway.  Assistant United States Attorney, Steven Durham, showed the jury in his opening statement “yellowing cotton balls, needles and vials” which had been turned over to the Government from Brian McNamee, Clemens’ long time trainer.  Durham told the jury that… Continue Reading

To testify or not to testify? That is the question…

Posted in Political Athletes, White Collar

The Chicago Sun Times reported on June 29, 2011 that the jurors in the Rod Blagojevich trial felt like the ex-governor was tailoring his testimony to them.  Apparently, by discussing books in his library, his deep interest in education and his love for music, the ex-governor was attempting to make a connection to several jurors which included a… Continue Reading