The Corner

THE HASTINGS CASE: THE CLINTON ANGLE

I have another new story on the Alcee Hastings matter.  This one is about William Borders, the man who was charged, along with Hastings, with conspiring to solicit bribes from defendants seeking lenient treatment in Hastings’ courtroom.  Borders was convicted, disbarred, and sentenced to prison.  Later, Borders went to jail twice for contempt rather than testify against Hastings.  But even with all that, did you know that Borders received a full pardon from President Bill Clinton as part of that infamous batch of pardons Clinton rushed out during his last hours in office?