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OCTOBER 04 2007

1.Selective Justice in Alabama? Prosecutors showed no interest in
investigating the "home team."
2. Prosecutor defends his decision in Siegelman case amid new
report
3. TIME Cover Story adds fuel to Siegelman Case
4. Federal judge refuses to release Siegelman on appeal bond
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Selective Justice in Alabama?
By Adam Zagorin of Time Magazine

Several people involved in the Siegelman case who spoke to TIME
say prosecutors were so focused on going after Siegelman that they
showed almost no interest in tracking down what Young said about
apparently illegal contributions to Sessions, Pryor, other well-known
figures in the Alabama GOP and even a few of the state's
Democrats. "It just didn't seem like that was ever going to happen,"
said an individual present during key parts of the investigation.
"Sessions and Pryor were on the home team."

....The issue is that some of the same allegations that led to
Siegelman's indictment never merited so much as a follow-up when
raised in connection with Republicans.

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.............................................................................................................Prosecutor
defends decision in Siegelman case amid new report
By Bob Johnson of Associated Press

....Time is reporting in its new edition that [Lanny] Young described
for prosecutors cash contributions that he also gave Sessions in
1996, when he was attorney general and running for the Senate, and
Pryor in 1998, when he was running for attorney general.

....The Time story, available on the magazine's Web site, says Young
gave detailed statements about money he gave both Pryor and
Sessions. The magazine reported that Young gave Sessions
contributions through intermediaries to his 1996 campaign for the
Senate to get around federal election law that then prohibited an
individual from giving more than $1,000 to a federal candidate.

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Cover Story Adds Fuel to Siegelman Case
By Glynn Wilson of Locust Fork News

....The case of Don Siegelman, the Democratic former governor of
Alabama who was convicted last year on corruption charges by a
tainted jury, has become a flash point in the debate over the
politicization of the Bush Justice Department, according to Time,
which reports today that the House Judiciary Committee hearing on
the Siegelman case could start as early as October 11.

Transcripts of Young's statements to the FBI have been obtained by
Time and will no doubt add fuel to charges that the Bush
Administration pursued selective justice in Alabama.

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also from Locust Fork: Jeff Sessions Corruption....

Also, this must be one of the worst days of his life for little Alabama
Senator Jeff Sessions. The conservative Wall Street Journal has a
story today showing how corrupt Sessions is when it comes to writing
legislation for the banking industry, which not only supports his
political campaigns and his drive for "tort reform," but an industry
from which he and his family derive direct financial benefits.

There's no way his hardcore right-wing supporters can blame this on
the "liberal press."

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Federal judge refuses to release Siegelman on
appeal bond
By Bob Johnson of Associated Press

....U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller of Montgomery ruled that
Siegelman had not shown that he has a substantial chance of
winning his case on appeal.

Fuller's ruling returns Siegelman's request for release on appeal
bond to the 11th Circuit. Siegelman attorney David McDonald said
defense attorneys will push for a quick ruling from the appellate
judges.

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Riley Stacks Immigration Commission with
Contributors
Democratic Party Press Release

....Four out of seven appointments made by Governor Bob Riley to
the Joint Patriotic Immigration Commission, including the group's
chairman, gave at least $390,000 in campaign contributions
(personally or through PACs and lobbyists) to Riley since 2005.
Moreover, five of Riley's appointments were part of a pro-industry
lobbying group designed to stifle meaningful immigration reform in
America and maintain the status quo in the hiring of undocumented
workers.

State Democratic Party Chairman Joe Turnham says that "the issue
of immigration reform is too volatile and complex to leave campaign
contributors and those profiting from non-citizen labor in charge of
the process."

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Congress will hold hearings
focusing on Former Alabama Gov.
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Steve Feaga, an assistant U.S.
Attorney in Canary's office,
counters, "I'm confident that we
investigated every viable federal
crime and prosecuted them."
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