The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has issued a clearly biased opinion favoring overzealous DOJ prosecutors in Paul Bergrin's case. U.S. District Judge William J. Martini has been removed from all Bergrin proceedings and the case will be reassigned to a different district court judge. There is, of course, much more involved and the documents are linked below.
I have much more to say on this matter; however, consider this best served with a thorough reading of the opinion first. The Appeals Panel only ruled this morning and the documents are just now available to me. I will be posting my thoughts sometime in the near future.
For a summary of the opinion, visit:
By Jason Grant / The Star-Ledger
U.S. Court of Appeals removes federal judge from two cases, including Paul Bergrin's trial
By David Porter / NorthJersey.com
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To read the actual documents (PDF):
Bergrin Appeals Court Judgment 15 June 2012
Bergrin Appeals Court Opinion 15 June 2012