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Assessing the Clemens trial disaster

Updated: July 15, 2011, 7:19 PM ET
By T.J. Quinn | ESPN.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The aftermath of Thursday's mistrial in Roger Clemens' federal perjury case had the feel of a hazardous materials spill: shock over what happened, an immediate impact assessment and speculation over how far the contamination would spread.

Legal experts said it was hard to overstate the level of the government's blunder when prosecutors, apparently inadvertently, allowed the jury to see information that had been specifically excluded by the presiding judge from ...

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