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Loughner Indicted on 49 Counts



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Jared Loughner has been charged with 49 federal counts in connection with the slaughter in Tucson in January. As the Post notes, the indictment employs a novel legal argument. Forty-six of the counts rely on construing the Safeway parking lot where the shootings took place as “protected federal ground, as if it happened inside Congress.”

I’ll leave it to the discretion of the far, far abler legal minds here to comment on the wisdom of that tactic.



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