SEPTEMBER 14 2007

1. Lawyer to answer questions on origin of Siegelman case: Simpson
on Capitol Hill today.
2.The Remarkable “Recusal” of Leura Canary: Did she really recuse
herself?
3. Siegelman, Scrushy get no breaks: Alabama Republican Party
chairman Mike Hubbard said he feels Siegelman may have deserved
harsher treatment because he had been governor of the state.
4. Alberto Gonzales is honored in a Farewell Ceremony at the
Department of Justice.
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Lawyer to answer questions on origin of
Siegelman case
Mary Orndorff of The Birmingham News

Simpson's interview on Capitol Hill will be attended by three
Democratic staffers and three Republican staffers, and one from
each side will be asking her questions, according to her attorney,
Priscilla Duncan. No members of Congress are expected to attend,
and it will be decided later whether a transcript of the interview will be
made public and whether she'll be called to testify in an open hearing.

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Remarkable “Recusal” of Leura Canary
Scott Horton in Harper's

It seems no one else had ever seen the recusal papers. So did Leura
Canary actually recuse herself? I’m skeptical. It’s an extremely
important matter, as Mrs. Canary went to great lengths to create a
public appearance that she had withdrawn. But there’s a lot to
suggest that in fact she never relinquished complete control over the
case.

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Siegelman, Scrushy get no breaks
Bob Johnson Associated Press

"The judge has the discretion," Franklin said. "Siegelman and
Scrushy were not treated any harsher than anyone else."

Alabama Republican Party chairman Mike Hubbard said he feels
Siegelman may have deserved harsher treatment than some other
white-collar criminals because he had been governor of the state.

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photos: Reuters/Downing; Ala Gov

Bush ( with Bob Riley at Govenor's
campaign) appointed Alice Martin
(middle) and Leura Canary (rt)  to US
Attorney General positions in
Alabama.
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Photo (below right)
by Brandon Smialowski/Gettys Images

U.S. Attorney General Alberto
Gonzales bows his head during a
farewell ceremony in his honor at
the Department of Justice in
Washington, DC.
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