Friday, September 5, 2008

Naming Names

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed that the acting solicitor general can participate in an upcoming case involving prosecutorial immunity. The case arising out of Southern California, Van De Kamp v. Goldstein, raises serious questions -- but, for right now, who cares?!

Rather, check out this bit of name-freakery from Acting Solicitor General Gregory Garre's brief:


1. In 1980, respondent was prosecuted for murder by Los Angeles County deputy district attorneys who were then under the general supervisory control of petition ers, the former Los Angeles County District Attorney and his chief deputy. During petitioner's trial, the pros ecution relied on the testimony of a jailhouse informant, Edward Floyd Fink...

For more on Mr. Fink, see

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