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Edward Morrison Morley: Will the real Merrick Garland please stand up? (Really?)

22 Aug

Posted August 19, 2022.

Edward Morrison Morley: Will the real Merrick Garland please stand up? (Really?)

Mr. Morley is TLD’s Incompetent Federal Legal Officers Correspondent. His IFLO duties preclude his stopping and thinking very much, so, loyal TLDers, it’s up to you to pick up the thinking slack here. — Ed.

Attorney General and nearly Supreme Court Justice Merrick Garland opposes the release of the affidavit used to invade Orange Man’s Florida estate, on “national security grounds.” (Was it H.L. Mencken who wrote that “national security” is the last refuge of the scoundrel? Well, he should have.)

Contrast this with the 2020 statement of the Chief Judge of the D.C. Circuit, coincidentally and oddly enough also named “Merrick Garland.” Judge Garland wrote:

The common-law right of public access to judicial records is a fundamental element of the rule of law, important to maintaining the integrity and legitimacy of an independent Judicial Branch. At bottom, it reflects the antipathy of a democratic country to the notion of ‘secret law,’ inaccessible to those who are governed by that law. [Leopold v. United States (D.C. Cir. 2020)]

Sounds as if Judge Garland might need to utter a word or two of reproof for AG Garland’s undermining of “our” democracy. Ω

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2 responses to “Edward Morrison Morley: Will the real Merrick Garland please stand up? (Really?)

  1. fuzziewuzziebear

    August 22, 2022 at 4:12 pm

    The affidavit of probable cause should be made public. It is very likely a pack of lies and a perjury on its face. If so, people need to be prosecuted and the AG can have John Mitchell’s old cell.

     

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