April 6, 2009 10:45 AM

Commentary: Stevens, Alaskans ill-served by prosecution's shoddy work

Federal authorities have done a disservice to Ted Stevens and to Alaska with their shoddy handling of this high–profile corruption case. Their misconduct denied Stevens a fair trial and deprived Alaskans of a final, unassailable judgment on the legitimacy of the allegations against him. The Obama administration's new attorney general, Eric Holder, showed good judgment in deciding Stevens' conviction was tainted and should be set aside.

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