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By: Magnolia Tribune - June 24, 2008

Scruggs sentencing approaches, letters to be released

Always it’s a good idea in federal court to file your objections before the judge decides, and the batting average for motions for reconsideration is — this is just a rough estimate here you understand — probably something like 0.0 percent. Here’s a copy of the motion for reconsideration, made on grounds that the contents of these letters may be intended to be private. Private? Who sends a letter to a federal judge in a high profile case and expects to remain anonymous? I mean, what would be in these letters that someone would expect to remain private: “Judge, please don’t pass this on to anyone else because it’s a little embarrassing, but here’s a little story I thought you mind find amusing and enlightening about Sid. Well, one time in gym class in high school he was doing calisthenics, and some guys pantsed him . . . .”

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