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Michael Brown Goes Free: Nov. 1997

Editor's Note: A basic rule of government is that nothing, even justice, remains inviolate from the political process. In 1997, the Justice Department chose to drop felony charges against Michael Brown, saving the reputation of a connected White House appointee. Who is AG Holder protecting? Incidentally, earlier this month Mr. Brown pleaded guilty to bribery charges stemming from his later service on the Washington, D.C. city council.

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Byron York is chief political correspondent for the Washington Examiner.