Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Free Lord Black!

I think Lord Black's U.S. convictions were wrong and without merit. Hopefully the US Supreme Court will agree. This is a case of overzealous prosecution. Lord Black should be freed.

When Conrad Black entered the U.S. justice system, he was a little-known Canadian-born press baron snared by America's renowned white-collar crime dragnet. Three years later, however, the noted historian could be on the verge of leaving an indelible mark on the way that country prosecutes white-collar criminals in the future.

The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to release its highly anticipated decision on the honest services statute by the end of June and many legal observers, including those who prosecuted Lord Black under the controversial law, predict the top court will strike down the 28-word act as unconstitutionally vague. "I really do believe that the

convictions on honest services violations for Conrad Black are going to be vacated," says Bennett L. Gershman, a law professor at Pace University in New York.

1 comment:

been around the block said...

Lord Black is a Canadian hero!

He opened up our corrupt media here in Canada when he started the National Post, which my husband and I subscribed to from the beginning. When they stopped delivering it in the small community we then lived in, we'd drive to the local convenience store to buy a copy.

He should never have been sent to prison. IMO, he ended up behind bars because of what seems to have been a Liberal vendetta against him for his paper's investigative reporting which let Canadians in on a little secret: Power Corporation and the Desmarais family have had a central and undue influence on the Liberal Party of Canada and its leaders since the days of Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

Before reading the National Post, I knew nothing about Power Corporation or Maurice Strong. If it weren't for Conrad Black and the National Post, I and countless other Canadians would still be in the dark.

I sincerely hope that Conrad Black is soon released from prison. In the meantime, he's due kudos for the fact that he's using his time in prison to run courses for inmates. I'd love to be a fly on the wall!

I Support Lord Black