Could Cheney Be Charged?
Earlier, we asked if VEEP Cheney could be charged if the unfortunate victim of his shotgun blast were to die from injury-related causes?
CS-M offers you the best analysis, from Sue Bob, a real-life Texas lawyer (and mighty fine blogger to boot):
The D.A. is out of Corpus, and he is, evidently a Democrat. He could file charges if the gentleman dies. But, unless the VP was drinking, I think that he would have a hard time proving culpability. He would have to prove recklessness to wit:Not that a Dem wouldn't try ... but good news nonetheless.
"(c) A person acts recklessly, or is reckless, with respect to circumstances surrounding his conduct or the result of his conduct when he is aware of but consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the circumstances exist or the result will occur. The risk must be of such a nature and degree that its disregard constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of care that an ordinary person would exercise under all the circumstances as viewed from the actor's standpoint."
I think that this might be a difficult case to make.