As we celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision on DOMA let’s not forget about what happened earlier this week when Scott Bloch was sentenced to a meager one day in jail. Bloch was deputy director to the Department of Justice’s Task Force for Faith-based and Community Initiatives, as well as Special Counsel at the United States Office of Special Counsel (OSC) during the Bush Administration. Bloch opposed the “homosexual agenda” and led the OSC to hire other lawyers that shared his view and would act accordingly.
|By: DSWright Wednesday June 26, 2013 11:25 am|
|By: bmaz Saturday December 29, 2012 2:30 pm|
The event we have all long been waiting for came just in time to have been lost in the the Christmas/New Year’s holidays. Yes, it is the much anticipated news on the DOJ “prosecution” of the former Office of Special Counsel head, under the Bush/Cheney regime, Scott Bloch.
|By: bmaz Wednesday March 30, 2011 9:05 am|
Former Bush Special Counsel Scott Bloch’s attempt to get out of his guilty plea has been denied and he will be sentenced to prison today.
|By: bmaz Thursday March 10, 2011 7:00 am|
Seeing the specious nature of Bloch’s reply filed on March 3, 2011, the Emptywheel blog got involved and initiated a formal filing with the court. We combined much of the material from the previous blog post on March 1 with new argument directly responsive to Bloch’s Reply, and additional general argument, into a formal sentencing recommendation and filed it with the court. The document was lodged on March 4 and can be seen in full here.
Late last night, after consideration of the various pleadings related to the attempt to withdraw Bloch’s plea, the court filed its decision on PACER. Scott Bloch’s motion to withdraw from his plea, despite the collusive help from the DOJ, is DENIED!
|By: bmaz Wednesday March 2, 2011 6:12 am|
DOJ unconscionably, and with at least questionable ethics, literally fighting tooth and nail to help Scott Bloch get out of his pleas deal because he might actually have to serve 30 days in jail for his crimes.
|By: Mary Thursday July 22, 2010 4:40 pm|
The investigation (not of the U. S. Attorney firings despite misleading headlines) into the Iglesias firing is done. bmaz is ready to change his name to Carnac and Holder’s Department of Justice has shot off a letter-ary masterpiece to the House Judiciary Committee (HJC). As per Carnac’s bmaz’s predictions, no charges.
What bmaz could not have predicted, but did link to in his post, is the actual content of the letter sent to Conyers. I don’t think anyone would have predicted the cavalier way in which Holder’s DOJ reaches its seemingly predetermined decision, while providing a roadmap to other legislators who’d also like to get a prosecutor fired for political convenience.
|By: bmaz Wednesday July 21, 2010 5:45 pm|
The results are in from the Nora Dannehy DOJ investigation into the US Attorney firings by the Bush/Cheney Administration. And, shockingly, the Obama/Holder Department of Justice just cannot find any conduct, not one single instance, worthy of criminal prosecution.
|By: bmaz Friday April 23, 2010 6:13 am|
Scott Bloch, the former head of the Office of Special Counsel is copping a plea.