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Ex-justice minister Kawai granted ¥50 mil bail in vote-buying case

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a 57-year-old House of Representatives member

He still is?

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Poor Turtle Anri. I feel sorry for her.

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They'd have had a better chance of being let off if they recorded a conversation to each person saying: find me 11 000 votes or more

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Of course he gets bail. He's a member of the club.

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He has been more than long enough in prison. Give him bail, a fair trial.

if guilty give him a fine and forbid him to ever hold a public post or contend elections.

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And bail will be posted with taxpayer funds presumably.

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Where’s he going to go? Not likely to do a runner.

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The U.S. needs to follow Japan's lead in addressing voter fraud, instead of the "see no evil, hear nor evil, speak no evil" approach that the Supreme Court has so courageously applied.

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I wonder if anybody in the country ever thinks actual time will be served.

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They know better. One law for the rich, another for the rest...

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All a show; to hoodwink the plebs that they’re serious about rooting out graft and corruption.

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