Constitutional Clause Causing Headaches for Justice Department in Probes on Capitol Hill

By Allan Lengel ticklethewire.com WASHINGTON — A 2007 court ruling saying FBI agents violated the Constitution when they raided the Congressional office of Rep. William J. Jefferson in 2006, appears to be haunting the Justice Department. Washington Post reporters Jerry Markon and R. Jeffrey Smith report that the 2007 ruling, based on the “speech or…

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Jefferson’s Lawyer Thinks He Should Get Less than 10 Years — Not the 27 to 33 Years Prosecutors Want

By Allan Lengel ticklethewire.com WASHINGTON — Ex-Rep. William¬† Jefferson, who is painfully aware of “the stain on his honor”,¬† should get a sentence of less than 10 years, not the 27 to 33 years recommended by the prosecution, Jefferson’s lawyer wrote in a motion filed Monday. “No court has ever imposed a sentence longer than…

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