While Attorney General Alberto Gonzales strives to contain political fallout from the firings of eight U.S. Attorneys, legal fallout in the field may soon be felt by prosecutors dealing with public corruption, voting fraud and other cases. The scandal may spur aggressive defense lawyers to question the political motivation of prosecutors in certain cases; make judges more skeptical of the evidence before them; and perhaps even chill line prosecutors in their pursuit of indictments, say legal commentators.
Scandal Over U.S. Attorneys' Firing Could Cloud Other Cases
The National Law Journal
April 27, 2007