You know who should NEVER be allowed to take the law into their own hands? Law enforcement, and that includes prosecutors. It seems counter-intuitive, but these are people given a tremendous amount of legitimized force to use on ordinary citizens by virtue of their government post. They deserve the least default trust and the most scrutiny of all public servants for this reason. In many countries renowned for corruption such as Russia and Mexico, the police and prosecutor mafias are among the most feared and powerful forces in the country, and politicians struggle and fail to control them. The US Attorneys in this story have got to go.... perhaps an opportunity for Obama to redeem himself a little with libertarians.