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FEBRUARY 12 2008

1. Could Bob Riley Grow a Spine?
2. Alice H. Martin: A US Attorney with a major problem, she's done
enough to go to prison
3. Bob Riley's Sinister Purpose
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Could Bob Riley Grow a Spine?
Roger Schuler of Legal Schnauzer

....The West Virginia Supreme Court had reversed a $76.3 milion
judgment for Harman and against Richmond-based Massey Energy
in a coal-contract dispute. Sound similar to the dispute between
Alabama and ExxonMobil over a contract for royalty payments on
natural gas? Sure does, except the Alabama case involved billions of
dollars while the West Virginia case involved only millions.

Did the folks at Harman Mining just sit back and take it? Nope. Unlike
Bob Riley, they decided to fight back by filing a motion for rehearing.

And guess what happened? Photos turned up of West Virginia Chief
Justice Elliott Maynard vacationing with Massey chief executive Don
Blankenship in Monaco.

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Alice H. Martin: A US Attorney with a major
problem, she's done enough to go to prison
Wayne Masden of the Wayne Masden Report

....
Perhaps no one in the Siegelman affair is more corrupt than the US
Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama Alice H. Martin. Martin
has been accused of providing false evidence against Siegelman in
his trial. Former Jefferson County Commissioner Gary White, a
Republican, was reportedly prosecuted by Martin for corruption
because White would not testify against Siegelman and former Health
South chairman Richard Scrushy. Martin tried to compel White to
present false evidence against Siegelman in his trial.

Jefferson County is the county of the city of Birmingham, where
Martin's office is located. Bill Johnson, the GOP operative who WMR
reported gathered dirt on then-Senate candidate John Ashcroft in
1994 and then provided it to Karl Rove and other Republicans to
blackmail Attorney General Ashcroft into not intervening to stop the
prosecution of Siegelman, served as a member of the Birmingham
City Council  from 1997 to 2001.

From Wayne Madsen, released with permission. (Exclusive content at $35 a
year)

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Bob Riley's Sinister Purpose
Roger Schuler of Legal Schnauzer

....Essentially, Hill was stripped of his responsibilities. Why?
Apparently because Riley assumed that Hill's innocent suggestion
meant he had insider information and intended to blackmail the
governor into supporting the Cherokees. "I would have thought the
same thing if I were in his shoes," Hill writes, "but honestly I knew
nothing of Jack Abramoff or the Mississippi Choctaw casino campaign
contributions at that time."

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photo: Reuters/Downing

Is Riley concerned with the welfare of
Alabama?
photo: Al gov

Alice Martin was a Bush
appointed US Attorney  who was
referred to in a sworn statement
as one of Bill Canary's
"girls" who would "take care" of
Siegelman.

She was politicallly mentored by
Hickman Ewing, known as
Kenneth Starr's dark side.