Currently, you can obstruct justice all you want because it is not illegal to do so in Delaware. No wonder Trump loves forming his LLCs here. The traitorous twice impeached, liable for sexual assault and defamation and indicted former President better watch out though, but our hero Senator Sarah McBride, has introduced Senate Bill 128, which will establish the crime of obstruction of justice into the Delaware Criminal Code.
The bill states that it “addresses actions that powerful individuals and organizations take to silence victims and witnesses and impede investigations into fraud, abuse, corruption, and white collar crime.”
This bill is obviously a response to the L’Affair McGuiness, our former convicted Auditor, but really, it is embarrassing that we Delawareans did not have this crime already on the books. Some criminal justice reform advocates are concerned that the language in the bill is too broad and vague and could be used againt protestors and the unpowerful. On balance, I think it is better to have this crime on the books than not.
|SENATE BILL 128 – ESTABLISHING THE CRIME OF OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE IN DELAWARE||Currrent Status – Senate Judiciary 5/11/23|
|House Sponsors – Griffith, Bolden, Heffernan, Osienski // Briggs King||Senate Sponsors – McBride, Sokola // Wilson|
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