MAY 21 2009

1. Ex-judge asks Holder to look into Siegelman case
2. Siegelman's First Trial Judge Blasts U.S. Prosecutors, Seeks Probe
of 'Unfounded' Charges
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1. Ex-judge asks Holder to look into
Siegelman case
Associated Press in WTMV Columbus, GA

Retired U.S. District Judge U.W. Clemon has asked Attorney General
Eric Holder to investigate the prosecution of former Alabama Gov.
Don Siegelman.

Clemon told Holder in a recent letter that the case brought by federal
prosecutors in Birmingham against Siegelman was the "most
unfounded criminal case" he ever presided over.

The judge said he did not have personal knowledge of the
circumstances surrounding Siegelman's prosecution and conviction in
a government corruption case in Montgomery. But Clemon was critical
of the earlier attempt to prosecute Siegelman in a mail fraud case.
Prosecutors dropped the case after Clemon told them there was no
basis for a conspiracy charge.

U.S. Attorney Alice Martin of Birmingham said she disagreed with
Clemon's comments and called them "inappropriate."

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2. Siegelman's First Trial Judge Blasts U.S.
Prosecutors, Seeks Probe of 'Unfounded'
Charges
by Andrew Craig for Huffington Post

One of the most experienced federal judges in recent Alabama history
is denouncing the U.S. Justice Department prosecution of former
Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman. Retired Chief U.S. District Judge U.W.
Clemon of Birmingham calls for a probe of misconduct by federal
prosecutors ─ including their alleged "judge-shopping," jury-pool
"poisoning" and "unfounded" criminal charges in an effort to imprison
Siegelman.

The Siegelman prosecution by the Bush Administration Justice
Department is one of the most controversial U.S. criminal cases of the
decade because of claims that Republican political appointees ─
sometimes using career prosecutors as public surrogates ─ unfairly
targeted the Democratic defendant to prevent his re-election in 2006
as governor.

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