Earlier I noted that in recent weeks the New York Times has published nothing about the details of the Alcee Hastings case — even as the matter began to nag Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi and Democrats on Capitol Hill. Today’s story suggests the paper still hasn’t looked into the matter very much. It includes this passage:
Members of [Pelosi’s] staff had said she favored Mr. Hastings. But his position was weakened because he was impeached and removed as a federal judge in 1989 in connection with a bribery case. He was subsequently acquitted in the criminal case.
Hastings was acquitted in his criminal case years before he was impeached and removed from office.