Katheryn Shields and the U.S. attorney's office are now engaged in a very public exchange of accusations that appear to reach unheard-of levels of invective.
Shields wants to make the evidence against her public before the primary. The U.S. attorney's office fired back Monday, asking the court to deny the motion, and, more broadly, to make her quit talking -- while taking a few shots at the media and that pesky First Amendment.
Shields' allegation that the U.S. is involved in a 'political witch hunt'? A 'preposterous assertion,' the government writes. "Shields is free to make such ridiculous public comments, and any news media outlet that wants to publish or broadcast them is more than free to do so."
Posted by Dave Helling