- Nov 20, 2008
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Possibly. But he’s not really a high powered attorney in his current position, or his previous position, the way you’re alluding to. He’s an elected official, and normally their goal is either get more power (I.e. higher office) the next election cycle, or retain their seat in the next election. The best way to retain your seat in MN if you’re a democrat, is just keep your head down and don’t make waves. Unseating an incumbent with a D after their name is hard. Yes, AG is non-partisan, but everybody knows what Ellison is. Look at Klobuchar- her record has come back to bite her in the ass. The less high profile cases they have, the less likely they have a “black mark” on their record to be held against them in future endeavors.You're severely underestimating the ego of high-powered lawyers. He wants this, he wants to be the one to get the convictions. It's personal for him (as it should be).
And yes, they want convictions, but I believe many cases have plea deals offered. This case will cost a ton of money, and take a lot of resources, and may still result in rioting. The easy way out is a plea deal agreed to by the feds, not the state. The state saves a ton of money, and can sit back and blame the feds for being racist, not them.