Political Justice in America

Investigating Anti-Government, Anti-Tax Groups is the Job of the IRS

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Where’s the Scandal in That? The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – Sitting here on the porch listening to the coverage of the so-called IRS “scandal” on National Public Radio, also reading the latest Associated Press story on the subject, I keep thinking: “Where’s the scandal?” Since the Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United…

There’s No Waking Up If You’re Dead

A female ruby-throated hummingbird (archilochus colubris) by the back yard feeder The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson – Waking up pissed off is not the best way to start a Sunday morning. But perhaps that’s inevitable sometimes when you are stuck in the suburbs of a broken down county in a state in denial and…

Boss Rove: Inside Karl Rove’s Secret Kingdom of Power

In a new book, author Craig Unger examines the return of Karl Rove, the man who masterminded the rise of George W. Bush from governor of Texas to a two-term presidency, who advised Bush during two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and who was at the center of two of the biggest scandals of the…

Don Siegelman Apologizes to Alabama in Fox News Interview

Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman apologized to Alabama for his bribery conviction in an interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business News last night. “I would like to apologize to the people of Alabama for the embarrassment that this has caused them, and of course to my family. This…

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Siegelman Appeal

by Glynn Wilson It comes as no great shock that the United States Supreme Court refused to wade into the case of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman and his co-defendant, HealthSouth founder Richard Scrushy. The high court is made up of a majority of activist conservative justices appointed by Republican presidents, and there are no…

Looking Forward Into 2012, and Back at the Defense Budget Fight

The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson At Occupy protest encampments across the country this week, the controversy that was all the rage had to do with the defense budget bill just passed by Congress. The paranoia was palpable, and for good reason, considering how the issue was covered by the mainstream, corporate news media —…

A Question of Integrity: Politics, Ethics, and the U.S. Supreme Court

“A Question of Integrity” examines growing concerns about ethically questionable and overtly political behavior by some Supreme Court justices, and explores the need the need to apply the same ethical standards that govern every other judge in the federal court system to the nation’s highest court. Viewers are called to action in support of reforms…

Campaign Violations Alleged Against Spencer Bachus, Dickie Drake

The Alabama Democratic Party sent a formal letter to Attorney General Luther Strange Wednesday asking for a full-scale investigation into campaign violations of two Alabama Republicans, Congressman Spencer Bachus of Birmingham and state Rep. Dickie Drake of Leeds “We have asked Attorney General Luther Strange to stand by his word and investigate this blatant violation…

Siegelman Says if he is Guilty, Texas Governor Rick Perry Could be Executed

Glynn Wilson Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman outside the federal courthouse in Montgomery by Glynn Wilson MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman says if he is guilty of bribery and corruption for being the fourth governor to appoint HealthSouth founder Richard Scrushy to a hospital regulatory board — in his case allegedly in…

Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman Faces Another Judge in Federal Court

Glynn Wilson Lori and Don Siegelman stand together outside the federal courthouse in Montgomery, Alabama, after a hearing on alleged “selective prosecution” and “judicial misconduct” in his case that traces its roots back to the late 1990s, when political operative Karl Rove was making a name for himself in the campaign world in Alabama.

Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman Back in Federal Court

by Glynn Wilson Glynn Wilson Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman in front of the federal courthouse in Montgomery on a break from his sentencing hearing in June, 2007. Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman will be back in federal court in Montgomery again Wednesday, this time making an oral argument before a different federal judge asking…

Federal Judge With Ties to Bush Fails to Strike Down Alabama’s Immigration Law

by Glynn Wilson A federal judge with close ties to former president George W. Bush failed Wednesday to strike down Alabama’s strict new immigration law, even though the Obama Justice Department argued that it violated the Constitution and usurped the federal government’s authority to set immigration policy. U.S. District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn, who dated…

Appeals Court Rules Out Two Bribery Counts in Siegelman Conviction

Glynn Wilson Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman in front of the federal courthouse in Montgomery by Glynn Wilson A federal appeals court panel threw out two more counts in the bribery conviction of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman and HealthSouth founder Richard Scrushy on Tuesday, according to a decision just posted on the U.S. Eleventh…

Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman’s Appeal Goes Back to Court

Glynn Wilson Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman outside the U.S. Court of Appeals building in downtown Atlanta. by Glynn Wilson Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman will be back in court again on Wednesday, Jan. 19, this time before the same panel of Republican-appointed justices on the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals who upheld parts…

Karl Rove Suspected in Swedish-U.S. Political Prosecution of WikiLeaks

by Andrew Kreig Executive Director The Justice Integrity Project Edited by Glynn Wilson The Locust Fork News-Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican political operative Karl Rove’s help for Sweden as it assists the Obama administration’s prosecution against WikiLeaks could be the latest example of the adage, “Politics makes strange bedfellows.” Rove, who now controls a massive…

Democrats Arrested in Federal Bingo Probe

The Obama Justice Department, staffed by leftovers from the Bush administration, swooped in this morning and arrested casino owners, Alabama state legislators and lobbyists in what is being billed as a federal political corruption investigation but looks more like political prosecutions designed to taint the upcoming Nov. 2 election. VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor and state…

U.S. Attorney General Honors ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

Obama Appointee Eric Holder Takes No Questions in Tuscaloosa by Glynn Wilson TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The nation’s top lawyer came all the way down from Washington D.C. to little old Alabama on Tuesday and gave a tightly controlled hour-long presentation honoring the 50th anniversary and influence of Harper Lee’s classic To Kill A Mockingbird at…