Wednesday, February 15, 2006

The Vice President & executive privilege

Guess I wasn't the only one asking what would happen if Whittington dies.
If the man wounded by Dick Cheney dies, the vice president could — in theory at least — face criminal charges, even though the shooting was an accident.

Dallas defense attorney David Finn, who has been a state and a federal prosecutor, said Wednesday that a Texas grand jury could bring a charge of criminally negligent homicide if there is evidence the vice president knew or should have known "there was a substantial or unjustifiable risk that his actions would result in him shooting a fellow hunter."
I wonder if there's some sort of "executive privilege" which would shield the VP... sort of like the executive privilege he's used to dodge questions about the energy advisory task group? Nah...

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