Flash News just came out that Shlomo Rubashkin’s trial judge improperly participated in the planning of the raid on Agriprocessors (Aharon’s Best Kosher). According to federal law, a judge who participated in such activity in detecting a crime can’t then judge the crime. (Let me state that clearer, by acting as the trial judge after providing legal input in the raid planning, the judge is defined as not impartial and must legally declare their participation or recuse themselves. At the very least they must offer the defense a chance to file a motion requiring them to recuse.)
Further information has shown that the judges participation in the planning was intentionally hidden, including hiding it from congressional testimony (which may be a federal crime).
We hope this leads to a quick appeal and Mr. Rubashkin’s complete freedom.