pvolcko wrote:That said, I believe he will appear if and when the time comes that he is legally compelled to do so. It is also proper for him to do so. It does no one any good to be held in contempt, be fined, or even be sent to jail for a couple months.
Well....You're wrong Paul.........He's thumbing his nose at the law! http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26794836
In commenting on your views about him appearing you say :" It is also proper for him to do so. "......
Now that he's refused to show up....What do you think would be proper for Alaska law enforcement to do? Smile & say...."Never Mind?"
pvolcko wrote:I don't know the law on this, but I suspect there is legal recourse available to get out of a subpoena. Both spousal privilege (depending on the questions that would have been asked) and potentially executive privilege come into play here.
Well...I do know the law here .......& both those defenses can be used in court to defend your reasons for refusing to testify in court.....But you at least must show up for the court session & argue/explain these defenses!
The only people who feel they are above the law & not required to even show up when subpoenaed are/were: Richard Nixon, George Bush, Dick Cheney & now Sarah Palin's husband.
These people are in a higher class than we are Paul. They should not be bound by the same laws that we..."The Great Unwashed Public" are. We are scum to them!
Makes me sick!