AUGUST 02 2007

1. DOJ asks for more time to produce Siegelman documents.
2. David Bonner finds fault with sentencing of Siegelman
3. Did Fuller have a grudge against Siegelman?
4. Dueling Websites
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Justice Department seeks more time on
Siegelman case info
By Mary Orndorff  of The Birmingham News

The documents related to the prosecution of former Gov. Don
Siegelman were due last Friday, but the US DOJ has asked for more
time.
<more at the Birmingham News>

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Sarcasm: Justice in Bama
By David G. Bronner  RSA' s newsletter - The Advisor

Bonner claims that Governor Siegelman was no different than any
other Governor he had worked with or against. However,
inconsistencies between sentencing of Democrats and Republicans
are troubling. When comparing Alabama to other parts of America,
Governor Siegelman was given 88 months (7 years, 4 months), while
super crook, Jack Abramoff, only received six years.
<link to The Advisor>

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Fuller: A Siegelman Grudge Match?
By Scott Horton with contributions by Evan Magruder  Harper's

When Fuller left the office of Attorney General, his replacement was
Gary McAliley, considered by some to be Fuller's “nemesis.”
Appointed by Governor Don Siegelman, he started a second audit
and began to investigate Fuller for salary spiking. The McAliley audit
concluded that Fuller allowed his chief investigator Bruce DeVane an
extra $70,000 in 2000-–close to twice DeVane’s annual 1999 salary.

In the RSA’s newsletter, The Advisor for August 2007,described the
case as Bonner remembers it:

    I do not like U.S. District Judge Fuller nor does he like me. The
    RSA had to go through the entire state court system to prevent
    Judge Fuller’s buddy from ripping off the RSA. Shortly
    thereafter, Judge Fuller tried to sandbag the RSA by
    preventing our claim (by doing nothing) against the ultimate
    crook–Enron! Fortunately, the RSA prevailed on both issues.

In 2002, in the wake of the audit, Fuller simply said that the criticism
of him was “politically motivated.”

Given that, ask yourself: why would Fuller, a man with very good
reason to have a grudge against Siegelman’s entire operation, not
recuse himself from judging Siegelman?

<link to Harper's>
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Dueling Web sites push case for, against
Siegelman
By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau

....The www.truthaboutdon.com Web site, a new one that apparently
popped up over the weekend and which hides its ownership
*, seeks
to defend the view that Siegelman was properly charged with felonies
and convicted in federal court last year in Montgomery. It was
registered on July 34[sic] through the anonymous domain-name
company Domains by Proxy Inc. in Scottsdale Ariz.

<link to datelinealabama.com>

* It resembles closely the Riley campaign archive: http://web.archive:http://web.
archive.org/web/20021103083454/http://www.donsrecord.com.
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photo by Phil Fleming

Chief Judge Mark E. Fuller,
U.S. District Court for the Middle
District of Alabama pictured at a
2005 law clerk reception,
sponsored by the Montgomery
chapter of the Federal Bar
Association -
Photo:Hubbard website 2007
L to R:
Presidential Advisor Karl Rove,
Alabama GOP Chair Mike Hubbard.
Alabama Governor Bob Riley, and
President George W. Bush.
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