"Sentence first -- verdict afterwards"
Rethuglican "justice", Chapter 6:
House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) on Wednesday urged President Bush to block all federal funds to ACORN until federal investigations are completed. “It is evident that ACORN is incapable of using federal funds in a manner that is consistent with the law,” Boehner wrote.
The Reverend C.L. Dodgson had these people beat by a century:
'Let the jury consider their verdict,' the King said, for about the twentieth time that day.
'No, no!' said the Queen. 'Sentence first - verdict afterwards.'
And in the reality-based world:
'Stuff and nonsense!' said Alice loudly. 'The idea of having the sentence first!'
'Hold your tongue!' said the Queen, turning purple.
'I won't!' said Alice.
Nor will I.
BTW, here's ACORN's response to this silliness and demagoguery.