AUGUST 10 2009

1. Are Holder's GOP Ties Subverting Justice in Political Prosecutions?

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1. Are Holder's GOP Ties Subverting Justice
in Political Prosecutions?
by Roger Shuler of Legal Schnauzer

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Why does Holder seem content to let the Siegelman and Minor
cases languish? Alabama attorney and Siegelman-case whistleblower
Jill Simpson says she might have the answer.

Simpson, a former opposition researcher for the Republican Party in
Alabama, is skilled at tracking down information. She learned that
Holder, before being named Barack Obama's attorney general,
worked for a Washington, D.C., law firm called Covington & Burling.
And what did Simpson discover about that august firm?

    The tip I got was that the firm had a very important client. His
    name was George W Bush. And they represented a very
    important organization . . . called the Republican National
    Committee. I was in shock when I checked it--and it was true.

    My favorite research item I ran across is when they were
    protecting the RNC from having to turn over Karl Rove's e-mails
    that were run on the RNC servers. It shocked me. Plus I found it
    mighty interesting that AG Eric Holder never enlightened
    anyone about his conflicts of coming from a big Washington, D.
    C., law firm that represented the National Republic Committee
    and George W. Bush in the 2000 election contest.

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On this day Mike Malloy interviewed Don Siegelman, getting the latest
update on his case. The interview is on YouTube in 4 parts.

<link to YouTube interview in  4 parts>
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2. Alabama Decisions Illustrate Abuse of
Judicial Power
by Andrew Kreig, DC journalist and attorney, for the Huffington Post

The track record of Chief U.S. District Judge Mark E. Fuller of
Montgomery, Alabama shows that he continues to supervise cases
compromised by his personal, financial or political interests despite
his promise at his 2002 confirmation hearing to recuse himself from
any conflicts.

Exposure of Fuller's record is timely because of the Senate's
forthcoming hearings for Obama administration judicial nominees, and
because of growing concerns about the recusal standard. These
include the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 rulingJune 8 that a West
Virginia Supreme Court judge should have recused himself from a
case involving a major contributor to his judicial election campaign.
Also, a federal judge in Georgia admitted last month that he shouldn't
have tried and sentenced a high-profile political adversary who now
seeks dismissal of the charges.

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2.  Justice Department Should Set Aside
Siegelman Verdict
by Glynn Wilson of Locust Fork Journal

The Statement of Jill Simpson today:

    “Bill Welch you mentioned in your article is the top guy at the
    Department of Justice for Public Integrity I did a little research
    and thought you would want to know this guy was appointed to
    this post about one month ago. Further if you check out the
    justice department of public integrity it has exclusive jurisdiction
    of investigating federal judges. The question I have for you is
    why the justice department would send the chief of his
    department to help Lewis Franklin when they know they may
    have to investigate this judge because of this potential conflict.
    The chief of public integrity can’t be defending a judge in
    pleadings and investigating Judge. Further, they could have
    sent head guy of criminal division. I believe this guy directly
    reported to Gonzales. I wonder if Gonzales is trying to create a
    conflict sending this guy if he handles this case he can’t be in
    charge of investigating the Judge since his department has
    exclusive jurisdiction. This is a big mistake for justice
    department. This story could go national because of this. I can
    see headline: U.S. Justice Department corruption chief defends
    corruption in Alabama. This guy is saying it’s OK for federal
    judge to be federal contractor. He needs to read criminal laws.
    Federal employees can’t contract with the government while
    federal employees.”

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General: Are Holder's GOP Ties
Subverting Justice in Political
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