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Was Christine Blasey Ford's Questioning a Violation of Prosecutorial Standards?

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During the Kavanaugh confirmation travesty, Republicans chose to use outside counsel to question the veracity of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault allegations.

This is not a point that we can afford to drop now that Kavanaugh is on the Supreme Court.

We need to continue to question all aspects of Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing.

'...Mitchell improperly leveraged her position as a prosecutor to further the goals of a private client. Prosecutors in this country are rightly held to a different standard than other lawyers.  This is not a partisan issue, and Mitchell’s conduct must not become accepted precedent in prosecutorial practice...'  Lucy Lang 

'Lucy Lang is the executive director of the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.'

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Sorry, but I think this is grasping at straws. Not being a lawyer, I may be unaware of special requirements that may apply to a prosecutor, a public employee, but I see no conflict of interest between her regular job representing the people of Phoenix, AZ and this special job of advocating for Brett Kavanaugh and the Republican majority in the senate.

Any good lawyer would have made the argument the accusation of Christine Blasey-Ford was not a prosecutable crime. For sure, it should have been better rebutted. Kavanaugh was not on trial for a crime. If you apply for a job and the prospective employer finds something they don't like, you get passed over. No proof beyond reasonable doubt required. And this wasn't any job, this is one of the most prestigious public sector jobs in the US.

If this was a quasi-criminal investigation about anything, it was about who was lying under oath. In my opinion the one who was lying now sits on the supreme court, but it's only an opinion. Democracy had its say in the senate, and may well again in the mid terms. Hopefully it will arrive at the right decision this time.

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