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    Italy lawmakers OK bill that spares Berlusconi

    Italy's lower chamber of parliament approved legislation Wednesday that would cut the length of trials in Italy and effectively end an ongoing bribery case against Premier Silvio Berlusconi.

    The lower Chamber of Deputies approved the bill 314-296, amid protests inside and outside the chamber. The measure now passes to the Senate, where Berlusconi's forces have a solid majority.

    The bill is the latest piece of legislation Berlusconi's forces have pushed through parliament that critics say are tailor-made to suit his interests, following on the heels of a partial immunity bill for top Italian officials passed last year.
    Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    I wonder how many people he bribed to get that passed.
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    Re: Italy lawmakers OK bill that spares Berlusconi

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    I wonder how many people he bribed to get that passed.
    Prolly didnt have to. He probably had names, dates, and pictures of a significant number of them that joined him on his child prostitution vacations.

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    Re: Italy lawmakers OK bill that spares Berlusconi

    Its possible that the trial will be forced through before the deadline. I think it would be possible to convince the judge and jury that Berlusconi is obviously guilty if he had to change the law to escape punishment. I don't like rushing a case, but in this case its the lesser of two evils.

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    Re: Italy lawmakers OK bill that spares Berlusconi

    The Supreme Court in Italy will throw this out just as it has thrown all the other pro Berlusconi laws out.
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