Very Stable Baron wrote:Jimbo wrote:Very Stable Baron wrote:
The bail jumping case is in no way moot. That charges are no longer pending doesn’t change the fact he is (apparently) accused of jumping bail at a time when they were pending. Once charges go away, you aren’t allowed to holler King’s X.
I have mixed feelings about Wikileaks, and I’m not up to speed on the state of the accusations against him. But in my view, if you’re going to break laws as a matter of principle, then you must be willing to do time as a matter of principle. So Yomp is basically on point.
They were waiting for a judge to make a ruling as to whether he was still wanted for bail jumping and she ruled that he was. So it was possible that the judge could have rescinded the charge but (IMO for political reasons) didn't.
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/ ... st-warrant
Why would you assume something was for political reasons when there is a strong, nearly unassailable legal reason?
If she could have easily dropped the charge then why didn't she? There is whiff of vindictiveness as you can see even here on our board.