Defense Atty Groups Blast Bharara's Silver Media Blitz

Law360, Los Angeles (March 12, 2015, 9:48 PM EDT) -- Two groups of criminal defense attorneys on Thursday called for a New York federal court to throw out the government’s public corruption case against former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, saying the prosecutor had no “legitimate law enforcement interest” in discussing the case on cable news.

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed an amicus brief in the district court proceeding, saying that U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara crossed a line by making several...
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