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November 06, 2009



NO group is capable of policing itself. There must be written rules in place understood by all members. There must be remedies for disregarding the rules. The failure to turn over exculpatory material in a criminal trial cannot be excused; someone's freedom may have been illegally taken away - and, for years. There is no remedy for that. Years of lost freedom can never be returned. "I'm sorry," just does not cut it.
As one judge put it: “[T]he unjust deprivation, for a single hour of one man’s liberty, creates a debt that can never be repaid.” Johnson v. United States, 218 F.2d 578, 580 (9th Cir.1954) (Stephens, J., concurring).

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