JUNE 16 2009

1. Here Is How An Appellate Court Cheated Don Siegelman

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1. Here Is How An Appellate Court Cheated
Don Siegelman
by Roger Shuler for Legal Schnauzer

...Given the possibly drastic repercussions of the appellate ruling, we
should ask this question: Did the 11th Circuit get it right, under the
law?

The answer, on multiple grounds, is a resounding no. And our review
indicates that the same politics that permeated the Siegelman case at
the trial level also infected the appellate process.

....Since the 11th Circuit's decision was released on March 6, I've
spent considerable time studying its 68-page ruling and comparing it
to the 84-page appellate brief filed by Siegelman's legal team. I've
also studied many of the statutory and case-law issues raised in both
documents.

My conclusion? The three-judge appellate panel, made up of all
Republicans, butchered the ruling in a way that almost had to be
intentional. I see no way that a group of judges could accidentally get
a decision so wrong, on so many counts.

That means the politicization of our justice system is still going on,
even though George W. Bush, thankfully, is in Texas and not the
White House.

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