HealthSouth’s Richard Scrushy on Trial

As The Pendulum Swings

Under the Microscope by Glynn Wilson TUSCALOOSA, Ala., June 5 – Global warming gave us a break this spring in Alabamaland with plenty of rain and way cooler temps than last year. But the global pendulum is now swinging hard toward summer, and it’s hot as hades in T-Town. On the national political front, in…

The Grapes of Wrath: Part 2

“And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress … by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.”…

The Grapes of Wrath: Part 1

This is free-lance writer and author Craig Unger interviewed March 24, 2008 on the subject of “The Christian Right.” He is working on a little “October Surprise” piece for Vanity Fair magazine on Jill Simpson and the political prosecution of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman. Now that the right-wing Republican bloggers are calling Ms. Simpson…

Media Alert: Fox 6 News Covers the Blog Influence Story

Picasso’s Don Quixote Fox 6 News in Birmingham had the story Sunday on the broadcast at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. on how the independent Web Press influenced the case of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman. A news team interviewed me and Roger Shuler of the Legal Schnauzer blog this afternoon in Picasso’s Blog Bunker,…

Court Frees Don Siegelman on Appeal

House Judiciary Panel Moves Forward on Political Justice Investigation by Glynn Wilson Glynn Wilson Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman on trial Don Siegelman will be free at last Friday morning after spending nine months in a Louisiana prison, and he will be on his way to Washington in early May to testify before Congress about…

Siegelman to be Released on Appeal Bond

Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman will be released on bond pending appeal, according to a ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta today, the Associated Press is reporting. In the ruling, the three-judge panel said Siegelman had raised “substantial questions of fact and law” in challenging his conviction. Also today, the…

House Judiciary Panel Sues Bush Aides for Contempt

Political Justice At Issue by Glynn Wilson The general counsel for the United States House of Representatives filed a civil lawsuit on behalf of the House Judiciary Committee Monday to enforce subpoenas on former aides to President Bush who have refused to cooperate in the investigation of how the Justice Department was turned into a…

A Political War on The Law Continues on Alabama Soil

by Glynn Wilson The Bush Justice Department and the administration of Alabama Governor Bob Riley continue to play offense in the great ongoing political war against the rule of law in America. The war is being played out on Alabama soil like some of the great battles of the Civil War, only this time, the…

Public Appearance Alert: Wilson Speaks in Huntsville

Locust Fork News-Journal editor and publisher Glynn Wilson will be speaking to the Madison County Democratic Women at the Holiday Inn Research Park at noon on Thursday, March 6. According to the press release for the event, Glynn Wilson is a veteran free-lance journalist with 28 years of experience, including nine years of that teaching…

FCC Launching Inquiry Into ’60 Minutes’ Blackout

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the FCC is launching an investigation into an Alabama CBS affiliate’s mysterious signal loss during a 60 Minutes segment investigating allegations former Democratic Gov. Don Siegelman was railroaded by the Republicans in the Justice Department. According to an advance leak of the text:

Siegelman Trial Transcript ‘Substantially’ Ready

by Glynn Wilson The long-awaited transcript from the Bush Justice Department show trial of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman and HealthSouth founder Richard Scrushy is “substantially ready,” according to Siegelman’s lawyer Vince Kilborn of Mobile. As soon as the official certification arrives from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, which could be today,…

FCC Commissioner Seeks Probe of ’60 Minutes’ Black-Out

FCC Commissioner Michael Copps is seeking an inquiry into the blacking out of a politically charged segment of the CBS News magazine “60 Minutes” by a local television station in Alabama, according to Reuters. Copps compared the blackout to the 1960s, when civil rights footage was blacked out, and asked the chairman of the FCC…

The Political Trial of Don Siegelman

It Does Happen in America by Paul Craig Roberts Don Siegelman, a popular Democratic governor of Alabama, a Republican state, was framed in a crooked trial, convicted on June 29, 2006, and sent to Federal prison by the corrupt and immoral Bush administration. The frame-up of Siegelman and businessman Richard Scrushy is so crystal clear…

Siegelman Attorney Calls For Special Prosecutor

Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman’s attorney Vince Kilborn released his three page letter today to United States Attorney General Michael Mukasey calling for a special prosecutor to look into legal irregularities in the case. You can read the letter in pdf format here. Here’s the AP story the other day, in case you missed it…

Alternate Reality Headline Goes Here

More Distortions Hit The Web in Siegelman’s Case Under the Microscope by Glynn Wilson Sometimes in winter, even when there is rare snow on the ground in Alabama, it is better to sleep late. If for no other reason than to give the other Web publishers time to get their acts together before it’s time…

Karl Rove Caught Holding ‘Free Don Siegelman’ Banner

Alan Breslauer got a chance to meet Bush’s disgraced former White House political adviser Karl Rove before he spoke at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on Feb. 25. He got this video of the encounter and posted it to YouTube and BradBlog. Later, Rove was confronted with a question about the Don Siegelman piece…

The Locust Fork News-Journal Calls For Special Prosecutor

The Locust Fork News-Journal will take the stand as the first news organization – and perhaps the only one in Alabama – to call for a special prosecutor to get to the bottom of the Alabama wing of the Bush Justice Department’s corrupt and political prosecution of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman. Today, the Alabama…

The Post '60 Minutes' White House Hangover

King wannabe George W. Bush went live on cable news this morning to take one more swipe at pushing retroactive immunity for the telecom giants, oddly also pushing his “faith-based initiative” to the governors visiting the White House. He looked like he was back on the blow and Jim Beam last night while watching the…

Siegelman Prosecution Questions Answered on ’60 Minutes’

The CBS magazine show “60 Minutes” showed that the Siegelman prosecutors suppressed exculpatory evidence and lied about it to a federal judge, according to a key lawyer who reviewed the evidence in advance. “This is devastating,” he said. “For the DOJ to fail to deny accusations of serious prosecutorial misconduct is a BIG DEAL. This…