Don Siegelman on Trial

Karl Rove to be Questioned on The Record

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Elliot Mintzberg, chief counsel for oversight investigations of the House Judiciary Committee, answered direct questions from Glynn Wilson, Editor and Publisher of The Locust Fork News-Journal, last Friday at a press conference on corruption in the U.S. justice system. He refused to give a date for former Bush political aide Karl Rove’s…

Siegelman Files Motion Asking for New Trial

Glynn Wilson Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman in Atlanta for his appeal hearing Dec. 9, 2008 ANALYSIS by Glynn Wilson Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman has filed a motion in federal court asking for a new trial based on the emergence of new evidence uncovered since his conviction along with his co-defendant Richard Scrushy. According…

Political Justice Under the Spotlight in Washington

Glynn Wilson Judge U.W. Clemon criticized The Birmingham News and the Bush Justice Department at The National Press Club by Glynn Wilson WASHINGTON, D.C. — One of the most significant problems corrupting American society and politics over the past eight years is finally getting the public spotlight it deserves in the nation’s capital. You can’t…

Justice Department Misconduct Conference in DC June 26

National Press Club to Host Speakers Including Conyers, Clemon, Horton and Siegelman U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) is scheduled to keynote an unprecedented press conference June 26 about misconduct allegations against the U.S. Department of Justice. The 8 to 11 a.m. forum will take place at the National Press Club in…

Justice Department Should Set Aside Siegelman Verdict

Whistle-Blower Jill Simpson Issues Rare Public Statement by Glynn Wilson In response to a new story in The Huffington Post Wednesday about a conflict of interest on the part of the judge who presided in the federal case against former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, attorney and whistle-blower Jill Simpson issued a rare, lengthy public statement…

Judge Asks For Investigation of Siegelman Prosecution

In the latest development in the federal case against former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, retired Chief U.S. District Judge U.W. Clemon of Birmingham recently wrote a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder seeking a probe of misconduct by federal prosecutors, including their alleged “judge-shopping,” jury-pool “poisoning” and “unfounded” criminal charges in an effort to imprison…

Appeals Court Grants Siegelman's Motion for Delay

The Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta has granted former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman’s motion to delay a new sentencing hearing in Montgomery until the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether it will hear the appeal. The order indicates Siegelman’s re-sentencing hearing will not be held until at least August 12, according to what…

Siegelman's Lawyers Seek Sentencing Delay

Attorneys for former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman asked the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday to delay returning the case to Montgomery for resentencing. Vince Kilborn, one of Siegelman’s attorneys in Mobile, told the Associated Press he wants the resentencing to wait until the U.S. Supreme Court decides if it will hear Siegelman’s…

Siegelman Judge Committed Fraud on the Court

by Roger Shuler Mark Fuller, the federal judge who oversaw the federal court trial of Don Siegelman, committed fraud on the court by failing to disclose his bias against the former Alabama governor, meaning the judgment against Siegelman and co-defendant Richard Scrushy should be vacated, says an attorney who has conducted extensive research on Fuller’s…

The Latest on Obama Looking Forward, Not back…

For all my friends who do not get MSNBC as part of their cable package: Here’s the latest controversy over the Obama administration talking about looking forward, not back, which we broke back in December, like not investigating Bush administration officials for torture… Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy…

Groups Demand Restoration of Justice At Justice Department

A broad coalition of organizations and individuals launched a “Restore Justice At Justice” campaign today to demand redress for all those politically prosecuted under the Bush Justice Department, beginning with former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman and Paul Minor of Mississippi. On Wednesday, a this group of organizations and individuals dedicated to an honest and accountable…

When Justice Fails

Guest Analysis by Philip Smith In the matter of Don Siegelman, try to put aside everything we know, that we’ve heard, that we’ve been filled up with by hopeful parties from both sides of the fray. Put Karl Rove on a shelf for a minute next to Bill and Leura Canary alongside of Alice Martin.…

Will Holder Afford Siegelman the Same Relief as Stevens?

by Glynn Wilson The Obama Justice Department asked a federal judge to throw out the jury conviction of former Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, Wednesday due to the filing of false financial disclosure forms in the case. Attorneys and activists are wondering if Attorney General Eric Holder will afford the same treatment to former Alabama Governor…

Siegelman Asks 11th Circuit to Rehear Case

by Glynn Wilson Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman and HealthSouth founder Richard Scrushy are asking the full 12-judge Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta to rehear the appeal in their political prosecution primarily on the basis that the alleged quid pro quo bribery claimed in the case was based on evidence of an…

Spring Cleaning Comes Slowly to Alabama Justice System

And the Alabama press is still sound asleep Breaking News by Glynn Wilson Democratic activists have been putting pressure on the new Obama administration for months to move forward with eliminating the taint of politics from the U.S. Justice Department, corrupted beyond measure during the Bush years. Sources now tell the Locust Fork News-Journal that…

Siegelman Ruling Raises Confidence in Government Questions

Glynn Wilson Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman in Atlanta for his appeal hearing Dec. 9, 2008 by Glynn Wilson The ancient, conservative judges on the decidedly Southern Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta surprised me with their ruling in the political prosecution of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman last Friday, while we were setting…

Federal Courts Still Compromised by Politics?

by Glynn Wilson A first look at all the coverage of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in the political prosecution of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, it is clear that we have a ways to go to get the politics out of the U.S. justice system. Three judges with lifetime appointments, all appointed…

Karl Rove Agrees to Congressional Testimony, Finally

by Glynn Wilson In an agreement reached today between the former Bush administration and U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, the Michigan Democrat, Karl Rove and former White House Counsel Harriet Miers have agreed to testify before the committee in transcribed depositions under penalty of perjury. The committee has also reserved the right to…