The ongoing and morally corrupt and legally flawed 38-year-long campaign by the Los Angeles County Superior Court and the office of the District Attorney to force director Roman Polanski back to the U.S. may be nearing an end.
The election of a new and very conservative government may finally bring Polanski back to the U.S., reports the Hollywood Reporter:
Roman Polanski should face justice in America if a Polish court rules to agree to a U.S. extradition request Friday over a conviction for having sex with a minor dating back to 1977, the country’s new governing party says.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland’s conservative Law and Justice Party, which swept to power in general elections held in the country Sunday, last week said the fugitive filmmaker could expect to be sent back to the U.S if the court rules to extradite him.
Kaczynski made Polanski’s case a political issue in the final days of the campaign, stressing the party’s line that all must be equal before the law. “There was open talk that he should not be made responsible for his deeds because he is an outstanding, world-famous filmmaker,” Kaczynski said. “We will totally reject this attitude.”
Other than the O.J. Simpson case, no criminal prosecution of the last quarter of the the 20th Century has generated as much ongoing passion.
And it is a case we known well, having testified during the original prosecution.
To understand why we say the extradition campaign is corrupt, see our extensive previous posts.