FEBRUARY 01 2008

1. Another Election Season, Another Political Prosecution in Alabama
2. The gulag comes to America: the Don Siegelman Case

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Another Election Season, Another Political
Prosecution in Alabama
Scott Horton of Harper's

...Let’s just pause and look at what’s going on here. A massive
federal case has been launched, at a likely taxpayer cost in excess of
$2 million, against a social studies teacher, who it is alleged (on the
basis of sharply disputed evidence) was not putting in as many hours
as she should have in teaching her classes. This has to count as one
of the more absurd (if not malicious) cases I’ve seen in recent years.
And remember, this is a Justice Department that can’t spare an FBI
agent to look into, or a prosecutor to handle, a gang rape case
involving Jamie Leigh Jones, or any of the dozens of other cases
involving rape, assault and homicide in Iraq. They’re not “priorities.”
On the other hand, bringing charges against Democratic office
holders has been a very high priority from the day Bush took office,
and it continues to be so today.

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The gulag comes to America: The Don
Siegelman case
By Ernest Partridge of Online Journal Guest Writer


....The Siegelman Saga puts a human face on a widespread
politicization of the U.S. Department of Justice.

...The fate of Don Siegelman may reflect the fate of our republic. We
are at a crucial crossroads, one road leads to a restoration of the
rule of law, and the other road leads to despotism.

If Don Siegelman's persecutors have their way and he serves out his
term of seven years, and if the culprits who stole his re-election and
railroaded him to federal lockup enjoy the fruits of their villainy and
escape punishment, then the rule of law is dead in Alabama and in
critical condition in Washington, D.C. Then the gangrene of
lawlessness in Alabama may spread until it destroys the entire body
politic.

I seem to recall a comment by some Bushie to the effect that “we’re
pushing the limits until someone or something stops us.” To date,
those limits have extended well beyond the Constitution and the rule
of law. Acts of Congress are nullified by signing statements,
congressional oversight is blinded by “executive privilege” and a
refusal to recognize subpoenas. Elections have been privatized and
are unverifiable.


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Sue Schmitz (D- Toney),a 63 year
old retired Social Studies
teacher, is another victim of the
Alice Martin political prosecution.

Rep. Sue Schmitz offered to
voluntarily surrender to Martin
only to be taken from her shower
by Federal Agents the following
morning, shackled-wrists
bleeding and arrested.