Wednesday, January 16, 2013

There's a Word for That

In yet another case of Republicans outdoing themselves again, I read this morning about Michelle Bachmann refusing to pay some of her staff from her Primary campaign until the sign a non-disclosure agreement that would stop them from discussing “unethical, immoral, or criminal activity” they witnessed on the campaign with police or reporters.

We have a word for stopping people talking to the police about a crime. Actually, it's a few words. It's "Obstruction of Justice" and it's a pretty serious thing. 

Now of course, one might wander why Mrs Bachmann feels the need to have such a non-disclosure agreement in place, and why she thinks it might stand up in court (people generally can't be contractually obliged to carry out illegal acts, and disputes over such contracts that actually come to court tend to get a poor reception).

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