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OCTOBER 8 2007

1. It's better to be on top of the mountain than underneath it.
2.Bob Riley and Quid Pro Quo: Prosecutor Feaga defends his
decisions in light of the TIME magazine article
3. Still in Prison - but don't underestimate Don Siegelman
4. Siegelman's Attorney's Respond to Judge
5. CBS 60 Minutes interviews Jill Simpson for Siegelman exposé
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It's better to on top of the mountain than
underneath it
Phil Smith of Report from Birmingham

.... But it is not only Siegelman. Franklin’s lone howling voice...is even
more plaintive, more alone, more weak, more hollow when taking into
consideration that Siegelman-like prosecutions seem to be breaking
out all over the country. There is Georgia Thompson in Wisconsin;
Paul Minor in Mississippi; Geoffrey Fieger in Michigan, and Don
Siegelman in Alabama.

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Bob Riley and Quid Pro Quo
The Legal Schnauzer

....One point, made by prosecutor Steve Feaga, jumps out at the
Legal Schnauzer. Feaga struggles to explain why allegations by
witness Lanny Young against Republicans Jeff Sessions and William
Pryor were ignored while those against Siegelman, a Democrat, were
taken with the utmost seriousness. That sure as heck sounds like
selective prosecution, the subject of a Congressional investigation.

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Still in Prison
John Ehinger  at the Huntsville Times

....The allegations may or may not have anything of substance
behind them. Clearly, though, what once appeared to be a case of
simple corruption now has taken on - perhaps permanently - the
added dimension of partisan political trappings. You can like Don
Siegelman or dislike him. Just don't underestimate him.

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Siegelman's Attorney's Respond to Judge
Siegelman's Supplemental Motion

Excerpt:

“. . . the court’s summary denial without explanation is a clear
indication that the ruling denying release pending appeal is
unsupportable.  By ignoring this Court’s instructions to “explain the
reasons for the court’s ruling”, the district Court has in effect
admitted that any real discussion of the issues would compel the
release of Governor Siegelman.”

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.............................................................................................................CBS's
Sixty Minutes Interviews Jill Simpson for Siegelman
Exposé
Glynn Wilson of the Locust Fork News

Feds May Deny Access to Siegelman in Jail
North Alabama attorney and GOP Whistleblower Jill Simpson was
interviewed by CBS's Sixty Minutes Sunday in preparation for an
upcoming show on the political prosecution of former Alabama
Governor Don Siegelman.

Sources close to Ms. Simpson and the Sixty Minutes show also say
the federal prison system has refused to allow an on-camera
interview with Mr. Siegelman in the Louisiana prison he is being held
in without the benefit of an appeal bond, although indications are that
may change.

"Jill did fabulously," Montgomery attorney Priscilla Duncan said. "She
was clear and looked great."

The reporter and producers of the show were also pleased with the
way the interview went.

"They were all very happy," she said.

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.............................................................................................................The Teflon
Bob Sweepstakes
Legal Schnauzer

....The gist of the story. Four of Riley's seven appointments, including
the group's chairman, gave at least $390,000 in campaign
contributions (personally or through PACs and lobbyists) to Riley
since 2005. Even a Republican member of the commission, Scott
Beason of Gardendale, admitted that "special interests" had figured
out a way to take over the group.

I'm sure this question might have occurred to some of you: How is
Riley's appointment of these contributors to a state board different
from Don Siegelman's appointment of contributor Richard Scrushy to
a state board?

One difference: Siegelman is in federal prison because of his
appointment, and Riley remains the Teflon governor.

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Prosecutor Steven Feaga
United States Attorney's Office,
Middle District of Alabama
"At the time Lanny was detailing
having made contributions to
other public officials, he
characterized these contributions
as legitimate ."
COVER STORY in TIME
"Tipping  the Scales of Justice in
Alabama" finds serious irregularities
in the Don Siegelman Investigation
ON NEWS STANDS TODAY!
photo: asipp.org
TIME quotes FBI files: Jeff
Sessions is named by Lanny
Young as the recipient of
improper donations