January 24, 2008

Good For The Goose? Good For The Gander!

The Cory Voorhis political revenge trial continues.

The Rocky Mountain News reports Voorhis has been granted access to the Denver DA's records about their access to the data base.

Voorhis' attorneys have argued that the prosecutors' office legally used the databases to publicly disclose information about an illegal immigrant. If it was lawful for the DA to disclose the information, the attorneys say, it shouldn't have been illegal for Voorhis to do the same.

Of course, the other side of this coin is that if it was illegal for Voorhis to reveal data base, it was also illegal for the Denver DA's office to do so as well. Does this mean that Bill Ritter's mean spirited and vengeful actions against Voorhis might end up putting Ritter in the Federal slammer? Time will tell, but what is good for the goose is good for the gander.

If Ritter goes to jail, or even comes under investigation, Voorhis' ICE agent boss, Jeff Copp, needs a serious look for criminal activity as well. Based on published reports, his testimony that he didn't believe Voorhis had done anything wrong before he started to question him doesn't appear to have matched his actions.

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