Bush DOJ hacks Brenda Morris and Leura Canary are still alive and stirring up more political prosecutorial mischief, even in the Obama/Holder DOJ.
|By: emptywheel Friday March 6, 2009 11:16 am|
Three Republican-appointed judges have upheld most of the convictions of Governor Don Siegelman–while throwing out two counts of Mail Fraud. Their arguments aren’t very convincing.
|By: emptywheel Thursday March 5, 2009 11:08 am|
Dana Jill Simpson is pissed that Greg Craig didn’t recuse himself from negotiations over Rove’s testimony. And in the process, she dished that Richard Shelby fronts a corrupt aviation firm through the corrupt judge who presided over the Siegelman trial.
|By: emptywheel Thursday March 5, 2009 7:42 am|
Here’s the written agreement between HJC and the Bush Administration for Rove and Miers’ testimony. Some highlights: The House Judiciary Committee (the “Committee”) will interview Karl Rove and Harriet Miers, but there will be no additional interviewees / witnesses (subject to the one exception [possibly Bill Kelley]). [snip]The scope of the interviews will be limited to:
|By: emptywheel Friday November 14, 2008 6:37 am|
One of the key grounds for appeal in the Don Siegelman case is that there was evidence of juror misconduct–two jurors plotting how to get a conviction–that the prosecution had the US postal inspectors investigate even while insisting any investigation would taint the jury process.
At issue is a series of e-mails that arose in 2006 suggesting that two jurors had outside influence as they decided Siegelman’s bribery conviction.
|By: emptywheel Saturday July 26, 2008 10:27 am|
Scott Horton suggested that the political flacks in DOJ have kept Michael Mukasey from learning some details about Rove’s politicized prosecutions. He may well be right.
|By: emptywheel Thursday July 24, 2008 11:57 am|
According to information revealed by Artur Davis yesterday, it seems our antagonistic Courts system secretly got replaced with postal inspectors. And no one seems to care.
|By: emptywheel Wednesday July 23, 2008 12:20 pm|
Lamar Smith tried to let Karl Rove off easy on questions about his involvement in the Don Siegelman affair. But all he managed to do, it seems, is to make it clear that he was talking to people in Alabama about the prosecution.
|By: emptywheel Monday July 21, 2008 2:55 pm|
Don Siegelman responds to the question I’ve been asking for over a week: How can Fred Fielding claim that it was part of Rove’s “official duties” to conduct witch hunts against Democrats?
|By: emptywheel Friday July 11, 2008 7:54 am|
Up until the moment when Fred Fielding claimed Rove’s actions in the Siegelman affair were part of his “official duties,” those actions, by themselves, may not have been illegal. But as soon as Siegelman made that claim, they became clear Hatch Act violations.