Don Siegelman's Case Goes to Washington

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The U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittees on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security and Commercial and Administrative Law will hold a hearing today, Oct. 23, beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern Time, 9 CDT, called “Allegations of Selective Prosecution: The Erosion of Public Confidence in Our Federal Justice System.”

Members will address allegations of selective prosecution in several states including Alabama, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

Former Alabama U.S. Attorney Doug Jones is on the witness list, as well as former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh and University of Missouri Communications Professor Donald C. Shields.

The hearing will be Web cast live at http://judiciary.house.gov, and broadcast on C-SPAN later.

The Website LeftInAlabama is doing a live blog of the hearing here.

The Nation magazine plans on running a story about Jill Simpson and the Siegelman case today. Check the magazine’s Web site later on.

National Public Radio ran an interesting story on the case this morning. To hear it, go to NPR’s Website.

To see a funny case of an objective editorial page and a biased news section, go read the Birmingham News today. Shouldn’t it be the other way around? Hey, if they hate Don Siegelman and Richard Scrushy so much and think they are guilty, why not just say that on the editorial page? In the news section, wouldn’t it be better to honestly and accurately report all sides instead of running a diversionary campaign against Jill Simpson? Only in Alabama…

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