I saw this business with Hinkley last night, (the guy who shot Reagan is getting out on unsupervised visits) and wondered what possible motivation this judge could have had.  I should have said something in here that it looked politically motivated to me.

Drudge apparently thought so, too, and did some homework on the point.

Bio: Paul Friedman

“U.S. District Court Judge, District of Columbia.  Room 6321, 333 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20001.  202-273-0440.
Judge Paul L. Friedman was an assistant to Lawrence Walsh in Iran-contra investigation.  He was appointed to the bench by President Bill Clinton.  His best known decision is FEC v. GOPAC, 897 F.Supp. 615 (DDC 1995), in which he ruled against GOPAC.  Judge Friedman was also an attorney in the law firm of White and Case for almost two decades.
Judge Friedman was born February 20, 1944.  He received his B.A. from Cornell in 1964, and his J.D. from S.U.N.Y. Buffalo in 1968.”

Now what possible motivation could such a man have in ruling in a case involving a near-fatal attack on a Republican Icon, do you suppose, hmmmm?

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