I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Political Prisoner Released

Remember this:
  • Karl Rove had several of his political operatives placed in judicial positions - US Attorneys, Judges etc.
  • They prosecuted Democrats on drummed up charges - made them political prisoners.
  • One of the most obvious victims was Don Siegelman.
But we have the beginning of a happy ending:
Siegelman to be released from prison
MONTGOMERY -- A federal appellate court today ordered former Gov. Don Siegelman released from prison while he appeals his 2006 conviction, but denied co-defendant Richard Scrushy's request to be released.


The judges wrote that Siegelman met both requirements for an appeal bond: He is not a flight risk and his appeal raises a substantial question of law or fact likely to result in reversal or an order for a new trial.

"After thorough review of this complex and protracted record, we conclude Siegelman has satisfied the criteria set out in the statute, and has specifically met his burden of showing that his appeal raises substantial questions of law or fact," the judges wrote.
For a truly happy ending Siegelman's conviction must be overturned and those who put him in jail tried and convicted.