Scooter Libby's Latest Filing to Stay Free Pending Appeal
Scooter Libby is fighting hard to get an appeal bond. He's even bringing another lawyer on board, Lawrence Robbins, to "bring his special expertise."
Personally, I think Libby should get the appeal bond. Judge Walton doesn't seem inclined to agree, but nothing is certain until he rules tomorrow morning.
Note that Libby will not be going to jail tomorrow even if the appeal bond is denied. Fitzgerald doesn't oppose that and Judge Walton said he intended to grant a voluntary at last week's sentencing hearing. He will be granted a voluntary surrender date between 30 and 45 days from now. During that time, Team Libby will appeal the denial of bond, should that occur, to the D.C. Court of Appeals.
Jane of Firedoglake writes about Obama's general counsel Robert Bauer calling for a Libby pardon.
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