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Friday, September 19, 2014

En Banc Court May Call Foul on Bonds Conviction

As the Corporal’s head explodes:

SAN FRANCISCO — An en banc appellate panel reviewing the criminal case of Barry Bonds on Thursday afternoon seemed poised to reverse the former baseball slugger’s 2011 obstruction of justice conviction.

[...]

But on Thursday afternoon, an 11-judge en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit directed a flurry of pointed questions at Assistant U.S. Attorney Merry Jean Chan, arguing on behalf of the government.

Circuit Judge William Fletcher asked Chan how the government’s position that the obstruction of justice statute applies to truthful but evasive testimony might apply to lawyers in civil cases. When Chan answered that the obstruction statute could apply to a lawyer who intentionally misled an opponent in hopes that the opponent might not follow up, Judge Fletcher asked, “So how many San Francisco lawyers do you intend to put in jail?”

For those who care, the oral argument can be watched here; it wasn’t entirely one-sided, but the panel seemed pretty skeptical about the government’s theory.

David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: September 19, 2014 at 11:48 AM | 42 comment(s)
  Beats: barry bonds, steroids

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Barry Bonds joins Twitter

Barry L Bonds
@BarryBonds

Just setting up my Twitter. #myfirstTweet

The District Attorney Posted: September 04, 2014 at 10:51 PM | 23 comment(s)
  Beats: barry bonds, giants, pirates, social media

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Intentional Walk Issued to Bonds Yields Unintentional Disbelief (Happy Birthday, Barry)

The Diamondbacks led San Francisco, 8-6, with two out when Bonds walked to the plate with the bases loaded. When he walked to first base, the run forced in by the rare intentional walk made it 8-7. Gregg Olson, who had walked five other batters in the eighth and ninth, went to a 3-2 count on Brent Mayne before getting him on a line drive to right field, ending the game.

“There are only three or four players in this game you’d do it with, and Bonds is one of them,” [Buck] Showalter said. As the manager, he added, “You try to give your club the best opportunity to win a game; it might not have been good, but it was better than the option we had.”

From 1998! Said Showalter later: “They said he’s going crazy and we seen this before. But I’m doing pretty good as far as geniuses go.”

Happy Birthday, Barry Lamar.

Wins Above Paul Westerberg Posted: July 24, 2014 at 11:58 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: barry bonds

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

New Hearing for Barry Bonds

I thought this was dead and buried but the full 9th Circuit has decided to hear the case again.

BBTF lawyers—report for duty.

Walt Davis Posted: July 01, 2014 at 09:24 PM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: barry bonds, truth, justice and the american way

 

 

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