When the definitive history of the dismantling of the system of justice during the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries in the United States is written, the case of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman will deserve its own chapter. The next episode in this sad saga will play out on Wednesday in a satellite courtroom for the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Jacksonville, Florida. I will try to be in the courtroom for the oral arguments, but unfortunately, the Eleventh Circuit allows no electronic devices of any type in the courtroom, so I will have to take notes and then prepare a report from the notes.
|By: Jim White Tuesday January 18, 2011 1:35 pm|
|By: David Dayen Tuesday June 29, 2010 12:29 pm|
Many of the trumped-up cases in the Bush era hinged on the same “honest services fraud” statute; the Supreme Court vacated the ruling in one of them, sending the 2006 bribery case of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman back to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.