Alabama

Court Vacates Siegelman Charges, As Kagan and DOJ Team Lose

By Andrew Kreig
Huffington Post, June 29

"As a start in redressing the nation's most notorious political prosecution, the Supreme Court today released its decision vacating federal corruption convictions of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and co-defendant businessman Richard Scrushy

"The court remanded their Alabama convictions to the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta despite arguments last November by Solicitor General Elena Kagan that their convictions should stand." More

And, of course, previously from ePluribus Media, Elena Kagan - Willing Accomplice

Elena Kagan - Willing Accomplice

Michael Collins

Should Elena Kagan be approved as a justice to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States?

As it turns out there's a supremely simple method of testing her suitability. Once applied, citizens of any political persuasion will see that her nomination should be rejected outright.

As Solicitor General of the United States, Kagan argued against an appeal to the Supreme Court by former Alabama Governor, Don Siegelman in November, 2009. The Siegelman prosecution is viewed by many as one of the gravest injustices of the modern era, a purely political prosecution initiated by the Gonzales Justice Department.

Forty four former state attorneys general were so concerned that they issued a public petition on Siegelman's behalf in 2007. The petition to the United States House of Representatives urged prompt investigation of the many shady dealings in the Siegelman case, before, during and after his trial. They framed their petition in this simple sentence: "The U.S. justice system should be above reproach." It wasn't.

From Rosa Parks to Shelia Smoot: 90 yrs after the Civil War to today in Alabama (AL-07)

I was surprised to learn that an African American woman has NEVER been elected to a full term to represent the state of Alabama in the House of Representatives.

My goal today is to help change that.

When last I wrote about one of my heroes, Rosa Parks, it was to illustrate how the right would roll back the Civil Rights act to allow discrimination in the name of economic freedom.

145 years after the Civil War, much has changed, but more should change, until we truly achieve the Change We Can Believe In!.

In 2010, it is finally time to elect an African American woman to a full term in Congress to serve the State of Alabama in the House of Representatives!

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Alabama-Overseas Voter Ballots-SnailMail

Promoted -- GH

"The Hill" has a heartening article on how Fed-Ex is stepping up to the plate regarding getting absentee overseas voter ballots back in time to be validly counted in this upcoming presidential election. (When I read this article Jill Lehnert immediately comes to mind.)
FedEx, voter group hope to ease ballot shipping woes

Open Thread - Karl in a Corner

Just thought I'd post this little discovery I made whilst cruising through Alabama news. I just know there are some out there that can't get enough of Karl...

I have to remark that I was surprised as heck to see it in the
Montgomery Independent......... I'm telling you.. stateline.org is the best site for news around our country.

This story on Karl is a three page read...and, of course, the juicy stuff is towards the end!

Karl in a Corner