In an unusual switch, Kenneth Starr is trying to overturn a case, instead of falsely making one!
From WaPo: Former Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr yesterday took on a case unlike any he's had: the appeal of Arlington's only death row inmate.
As Salon has reported about Starr V.S. President Clinton:
What these carefully documented investigative stories underline is essentially this: In his zealous pursuit of the president, Kenneth Starr defiled "the temple of justice," to use his own righteous rhetoric. Lacking a fundamental sense of fairness and judicial proportion, Starr sought first to build his Whitewater real estate case against Clinton using irredeemably corrupt testimony, and then, when this failed, he latched onto Paula Jones' ill-fated civil suit, and then when that failed, he wired Linda Tripp and finally snared Clinton on adultery -- a crime that if aggressively pursued in Washington would depopulate our capital as thoroughly as the Khmer Rouge emptied Phnom Penh.
The new case involves Robin Lovitt:
Starr, a former federal judge and U.S. solicitor general, argued the case of Robin Lovitt before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond. He urged the judges to overturn Lovitt's conviction in the 1998 killing of an Arlington pool hall employee, who was stabbed six times with a pair of scissors.
If Lovitt is indeed innocent, let's hope for his sake that Starr has the same zeal for the (truth) hunt.
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