December 13, 2007

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In the final installment of Dan Abrams' Bush League Justice which looks at the infuriating case of Don Siegelman. A credible Democratic rival to Republican Rob Riley's race for the governorship of Alabama, it appears that Karl Rove pulled strings with the DoJ to have Siegelman charged not once, but twice, with corruption and using loyal Republican US Attorneys and judges (some of whom actually worked on Riley's campaign and refused to recuse themselves), convicted and imprisoned Don Siegelman on shaky evidence and even now prevent Don from speaking to anyone. Law professor and Harper's contributer Scott Horton, who has been following Siegelman's case, calls him literally The Man In The Iron Mask. Rep. Artur Davis (D-AL) and Horton paint a horrifying picture of depraved partisanship and corruption where nothing is off limits, not even unfairly jailing your opponent.

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