“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. – J Robert Oppenheimer.
Good to see him get this overturned. It was nothing but a political hack job to start with.
However some positive things did come to light in all this. He did do the right thing and resign after being charged. Most people would have tried to hang on and abuse their political power in trying to get the charges reduced or dropped. Of course along the way anyone that does that can't be trusted for anything and our country has to suffer through it. To bad more politicians don't set positive examples in a negative environment.
"“If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf — places like Charleston, South Carolina; or Savannah, Georgia; or Jacksonville, Florida…” -Obama
I was always more mad at the Reps that threw Tom under the bus than I was the dems that destroyed him.
The court ruling stated,
I am wondering if jeopardy is attached?we reverse the judgments of the trial court and render judgments of acquittal
One of the news stations said the Travis County prosecutor may try to appeal the appeal.
I thought after an acquittal, it was done.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)