Thursday, March 27, 2008

This Is Huge! ... Siegalman Released On Appeal!

At some point today, Karl Rove's shirt collar must have, inexplicably, tightened up on him.

Late today, perhaps the first whisps of justice finally seeped into the case of former Alabama Governor Don Siegalman;

"Thursday’s ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta said Mr. Siegelman’s larger appeal had raised “substantial questions,” and so the former governor should be released from the federal prison where he has already served nine months of a seven-year sentence.
Well, that, pretty much, makes mincemeat out of the joke-of-a-trial-judge, Judge Mark E. Fuller.

Fuller, among other things during the trial, refused to grant Governor Siegalman bond, so he could be out of prison for his appeal (not to mention whisking him immediately to jail right from the courtroom, not giving the Governor the typical month, or so, to report to prison)

It's far from over, however, it loosens up a few bricks in that wet dream, one-party rule that railroaded Siegalman, with brick dust leaving a trail that goes all the way back to the Bush Grindhouse.

Here's some links to check out - and stay tuned to this, it could end up being a blockbuster that shreds any possible legacy of the thugs of the Bush Regime

The Raw Story: Siegelman released from jail, pending appeal

Larisa Alexandrovna: Siegelman out on appeal bond...

The Birmingham News: UPDATE: Siegelman to be released from prison Friday


Ben Smith: A victory for the blogosphere

Paul Kiel/TPM: House Panel to Seek Hearing with Jailed Alabama Ex-Gov

The Garlic has highlighted this case a few times and here's some links to help you get the back story

Larisa Alexandrovna has been all over what's going on in Alabama and you can catch up on the Siegelman Case here

So has Scott Horton, over at Harpers

And for the primer ...

The Permanent Republican Majority Part I

The Permanent Republican Majority Part II

The Permanent Republican Majority Part III

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