WASHINGTON -- A federal judge criticized the government's handling of the Ted Stevens corruption trial Tuesday as he considered whether to dismiss the conviction that ended the longest-serving Republican's 40-year career in the U.S. Senate. "In nearly 25 years on the bench, I've never seen anything approaching the mishandling and misconduct that I've seen in this case," U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan said in the opening moments of a hearing. Sullivan read a stinging summary of the many times the government withheld evidence or mishandled witnesses in the case. The judge said he has seen a troubling trend of prosecutors withholding evidence in cases against people ranging from Guantanamo Bay detainees to public officials such as Stevens. He called on judges nationwide to issue formal orders in all criminal cases requiring that prosecutors turn over evidence to defendants. Judge Dismisses Charges Against Stevens, Orders Contempt Probe - Presidential Politics | Political News - FOXNews.com I hope Stevens extracts every measure of justice from the DOJ that he can. I hope he sues for billions and billions and billion.. and each and every corrupt prosecuter should lose his job just the way Stevens lost his job. They should lose the license to practice law.