OCTOBER 6 2008

1. Perverted justice
2. Bush Aides Skate Until Next Year in Political Justice Probe
3. Bolton, Miers win delay for Congressional Testimony
4. Indian casino changes landscape
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1. Perverted justice
Opinion in Philly.com

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It's true that U.S. attorneys are political appointees who can be fired
without "cause," but the cases strongly suggest the attorneys were
axed because they prosecuted Republicans or failed to prosecute
Democrats. And what about the U.S. attorneys who got to keep their
jobs? Did they bring prosecutions for political reasons?

This question looms large in the astonishing case of Don Siegelman,
the former Democratic governor of Alabama who was prosecuted,
convicted - and jailed - on federal corruption charges in a case
brought by a U.S. attorney who is married to an ally of Karl Rove.
After nine months in prison, a federal court released Siegelman
pending appeal, because it found "substantial questions" about the
fairness of the conviction.

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2. Bush Aides Skate Until Next Year in
Political Justice Probe
Glynn Wilson of the Locust Fork Journal

...House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, the Michigan
Democrat, says there will be an appeal.

“While the delay caused by this incorrect decision is unfortunate, at
the end of the day, I believe Judge Bates’ decision will be affirmed and
that Harriet Miers and other key witnesses will appear before the
House Judiciary Committee, and that we will get to the bottom of the
Bush administration’s disgraceful politicization of the Justice
Department,” Conyers said in a statement.

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3. Bolton, Miers win delay for Congressional
Testimony
by Laura Jakes Jordon for AP/Huffington Post

...The ruling essentially pushes any resolution on the politically
charged case until next year.

"The present dispute is of potentially great significance for the
balance of power between the legislative and executive branches,"
wrote the panel of judges, two of whom were appointed by
Republicans.

Still, the judges wrote, "Even if expedited, this controversy will not be
fully and finally resolved by the judicial branch ... before the 110th
Congress ends on January 3, 2009. At that time, the 110th House of
Representatives will cease to exist as a legal entity, and the
subpoenas it has issued will expire."

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4. Indian casino changes landscape
By Garry Mitchell The AP/Tuscaloosa News

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Alabama Attorney General Troy King has a suit pending in U.S.
District Court in Mobile seeking to strike down regulations that allow
the U.S. Department of Interior and American Indian tribes to bypass a
state’s refusal to negotiate a compact for casino-style gaming. The
Creeks’ lawyers have asked that the suit be dismissed.

A Texas case with similar issues also has been litigated and awaits a
U.S. Supreme Court ruling that might affect the Alabama tribe.

The legal battle hasn’t stopped the Creeks from replacing their old
Creek Bingo Palace with the multimillion-dollar high-rise and planning
a sister hotel on tribal land at Wetumpka, near Montgomery, where
the tribe operates another electronic bingo casino.

The new Atmore casino on a 35-acre site is expected to open in
January, followed by the 236-room hotel in February.

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AP Photo/ Mike Kittrel
Bob Riley, current Governor
of Alabama, ran on an
anti-gambling ticket, in order
to stop an education lottery.
So Wha'?
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image: public domain

US Attorney David Iglesias
The firing in New Mexico of
Iglesias for not pursuing a political
prosecution in the days before the
November 2006 election is an
egregious example of partisan
justice according to the Justice
Department Report issued last
week.