Harper’s Writer Calls for Ending Prosecutorial Immunity of Biskupic

at the takes aim at US Atty Stephen Biskupic and calls for possible criminal sanctions for his politically motivated prosecution of Georgia Thompson.

Writes Horton:

And isn’t it curious that after all of this, Mr. Biskupic continues to serve as the U.S. Attorney in Milwaukee? The problem is the pervasive immunity that has been granted U.S. attorneys in their conduct of criminal prosecutions. The Thompson case presents a good reason for visiting that issue and suspending prosecutorial immunity. We need a serious probe of what happened in the Thompson case and we need accountability from all those in the Justice Department who were involved in this gross misadventure. It’s not clear that the center of gravity for this lies in Milwaukee; it might well be with the Public Integrity Unit in Washington, and indeed likely even higher up.###


July 23, 2007 - 11:57am