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2. SCOTT HORTON: Shorts from America’s Legal Hell-Hole = 2008.02.21
Shorts from America’s Legal Hell-Hole
Scott Horton - February 21, 2008 - http://harpers.org/archive/2008/02/hbc-90002465


First Two CBS Teasers on Siegelman Now Up = http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/02/21/60minutes/mai...
CBS News has just posted the first teaser for its feature, to air on Sunday, concerning the prosecution of former Alabama Governor Don E. Siegelman. It concerns Jill Simpson’s account of her dealings with Karl Rove and his involvement in plans to take down the once popular two-term Alabama Governor:

Rove’s attempt to smear Don Siegelman was part of a Republican campaign to ruin him .... She recalls what Rove, then President Bush’s senior political adviser, asked her to do at a 2001 meeting in this exchange from Sunday’s report.

“Karl Rove asked you to take pictures of Siegelman?” asks Pelley. “Yes,” replies Simpson.

“In a compromising, sexual position with one of his aides,” clarifies Pelley. “Yes, if I could,” says Simpson ......

And here is Scott Pelley’s reporter’s notebook in which he introduces the segment: VIDEO

............. Mr. Siegelman can’t get an appeal hearing on the merits of his case and can’t get out of prison while the court takes its time. Democracy loses along with Mr. Siegelman when politics takes over the judiciary. Rolling the Monopoly dice might have given him more justice.

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  -Political Prisoner Don Siegelman: Will the 60 Minutes Spotlight Make a Difference? L. Coyote  Feb-22-08 04:21 PM   #0 
  - We have made a difference ... for example, Pacifica Radio has a  Fredda Weinberg   Feb-22-08 04:42 PM   #1 
  - SCOTT HORTON: Shorts from America’s Legal Hell-Hole = 2008.02.21  L. Coyote   Feb-22-08 05:00 PM   #2 
  - SCOTT HORTON: Rove and Siegelman = 2008.02.22  L. Coyote   Feb-22-08 11:11 PM   #25 
     - SCOTT HORTON: Rove, Abramoff, and Siegelman, and Toby Roth too = 2007.06.09  L. Coyote   Feb-23-08 01:11 PM   #28 
        - SCOTT HORTON: U.S. Attorneys Scandal—Birmingham = 2007.06.01  L. Coyote   Feb-23-08 03:43 PM   #34 
        - SCOTT HORTON: Siegelman Sentenced; Riley Rushes to Washington = 2007.07.28  L. Coyote   Mar-01-08 01:20 PM   #77 
  - CBS: GOP Operative: Rove Sought To Smear Dem + VIDEOS  L. Coyote   Feb-22-08 05:17 PM   #3 
  - CNN carried the Rove part  malaise   Feb-22-08 05:19 PM   #4 
  - It started here, the national attention: NY Times, dateline BIRMINGHAM, May 31, 2007  L. Coyote   Feb-23-08 04:01 PM   #35 
     - Coyote, I think it started before that,  elleng   Feb-24-08 07:32 PM   #52 
        - Correcto Mundo. It hit national media with the affidavit, and DU too, on June 1st.  L. Coyote   Feb-25-08 06:20 PM   #55 
           - I've read stuff on links,  elleng   Feb-25-08 10:28 PM   #59 
  - Tuscaloosa News: Finally: Siegelman "60 Minutes" segment set for this Sunday  L. Coyote   Feb-22-08 05:23 PM   #5 
  - Decatur Daily Editorial - Siegelman denied justice by politicized judiciary  L. Coyote   Feb-22-08 05:27 PM   #6 
  - Let's start pushing for a pardon for him. Open letters to bush and  alfredo   Feb-22-08 05:29 PM   #7 
  - alfredo,  elleng   Feb-24-08 07:54 PM   #54 
  - Siegelman's Attorneys File Motion For Former Governor's Release  L. Coyote   Feb-22-08 05:37 PM   #8 
  - "American Gangsters" by Brad Friedman  L. Coyote   Feb-22-08 05:40 PM   #9 
  - USA TODAY: Ex GOP staffer: Rove sought dirt on Dem gov. Is This a SEX Story?  L. Coyote   Feb-22-08 06:00 PM   #10 
  - Ernest Partridge: The Gulag Comes to America: The Don Siegelman Case  L. Coyote   Feb-22-08 06:03 PM   #11 
  - Paul Craig Roberts: It does happen in America: The political trial of Don Siegelman  L. Coyote   Mar-02-08 01:13 PM   #78 
  - Sand Mountain Lawyer Blows the Whistle on 60 Minutes This Weekend  L. Coyote   Feb-22-08 06:49 PM   #12 
  - Sworn testimony of Dana Jill Simpson  L. Coyote   Mar-01-08 10:20 AM   #73 
  - Facing South: ... Karl Rove's quest to ruin former Alabama governor  L. Coyote   Feb-22-08 06:57 PM   #13 
  - RAW STORY: GOP operative: Rove wanted dirt on Democratic Alabama Governor  L. Coyote   Feb-22-08 07:00 PM   #14 
  - Um, what's with the trashing Larisa and then quoting the website you edits?  Hissyspit   Feb-22-08 07:12 PM   #17 
     - Hissy,  elleng   Feb-24-08 07:41 PM   #53 
  - WA POST Dan Froomkin: A Glimpse of Secret Rove  L. Coyote   Feb-22-08 07:05 PM   #15 
  - dKOS: If it can happen to a Governor...  L. Coyote   Feb-22-08 07:09 PM   #16 
  - The Political Profiling of Elected Democratic Officials: When Rhetorical Vision Runs Amok  L. Coyote   Feb-22-08 07:16 PM   #18 
  - How often have you read it on DU first? Judi Lynn June 1, 2007 ** Rove Linked to Prosecution ....  L. Coyote   Feb-22-08 08:02 PM   #19 
  - FLASHBACKS == Some More DU Siegelman Threads  L. Coyote   Feb-22-08 09:14 PM   #20 
  - VIDEO: TPMtv: More Rove Dirty Work? = Jun-29-07  L. Coyote   Feb-22-08 10:49 PM   #24 
  - Mark_Crispin_Miller "that little matter of a rigged election"  L. Coyote   Feb-23-08 02:24 PM   #32 
  - DU posts with some original news.  L. Coyote   Feb-23-08 02:50 PM   #33 
  - VIDEO: * Dan Abrams * Bush League Justice: The Don Siegelman Conviction = w/ Davis, Horton  L. Coyote   Feb-22-08 09:28 PM   #21 
  - VIDEO: House Judiciary ""Allegations of Selective Prosecution" Hearing. Rep. Davis re Siegelman Case  L. Coyote   Feb-22-08 09:47 PM   #22 
  - VIDEO: House Judiciary Hearing on Selective Prosecution: Rep. Scott Opening  L. Coyote   Feb-23-08 06:14 PM   #39 
  - VIDEO: House Judiciary Hearing on Selective Prosecution: Richard Thornburgh Opening  L. Coyote   Feb-23-08 06:22 PM   #40 
  - Cover-Up Continues. "DoJ Refuses Turnover of Internal Docs for Controversial Cases"  L. Coyote   Feb-24-08 11:25 AM   #51 
  - Alabama Blogs Following the Siegelman Case.  L. Coyote   Feb-22-08 10:02 PM   #23 
  - emptywheel: Simpson Claims Rove Worked with Public Integrity on Siegelman Case  L. Coyote   Feb-23-08 02:10 PM   #31 
  - Legal Schnauzer: Judge Fuller Under the Microscope  L. Coyote   Mar-01-08 12:38 PM   #76 
  - Googling "Political Prisoner Don Seigelman" = 1 - 10 of about 2,920  L. Coyote   Feb-23-08 11:13 AM   #26 
  - Regarding "The False and the Absurd" being False and Absurd  L. Coyote   Feb-23-08 11:43 AM   #27 
  - k/r  Fridays Child   Feb-23-08 01:53 PM   #29 
  - VIDEOS: ***** Don Siegelman Speaks! ***** Parts I & II  L. Coyote   Feb-23-08 01:57 PM   #30 
  - donsiegelman.org >> pages >> topics >> QUESTIONS  L. Coyote   Feb-23-08 05:07 PM   #36 
  - You seem to have the ducks in a row!. . . great compilation. . . .n/t  annabanana   Feb-23-08 05:29 PM   #37 
  - VIDEO: Check Out What Karl Rove Did To Don Siegelman = TheYoungTurks 2008.02.22  L. Coyote   Feb-23-08 05:37 PM   #38 
  - VIDEO: Karl Rove made plans to BLACKMAIL Alabama Governor  L. Coyote   Feb-23-08 06:32 PM   #41 
  - Larisa Alexandrovna - GoLeft TV  lala_rawraw   Feb-23-08 07:07 PM   #42 
  - Raw Story - The Permanent Republican Majority Part I  lala_rawraw   Feb-23-08 07:09 PM   #43 
  - Raw Story - The Permanent Republican Majority Part - Siegelman Timeline  lala_rawraw   Feb-23-08 07:10 PM   #44 
  - Raw Story - The Permanent Republican Majority Part II -Interview with Dana Siegelman  lala_rawraw   Feb-23-08 07:12 PM   #45 
  - Raw Story - The Permanent Republican Majority Part II - Rove's Involvement  lala_rawraw   Feb-23-08 07:13 PM   #46 
  - OpEd News: The Gulag Comes to America  lala_rawraw   Feb-23-08 07:15 PM   #47 
  - ***** Happy Birthday Gov. Don Siegelman *****  L. Coyote   Feb-24-08 09:00 AM   #48 
  - Looks like Nader's announcement will drown the 60 Minutes story...  Junkdrawer   Feb-24-08 09:35 AM   #49 
  - No way, but Karl Rove is going to wish it were so, that I do prognosticate.  L. Coyote   Feb-24-08 10:05 AM   #50 
  - CBS VIDEO "The Prosecution of Don Siegelman" embedded in Scott Horton's Blog  L. Coyote   Feb-25-08 06:23 PM   #56 
  - HORTON on McCain, Abramoff, and the Riley Band of Choctaw Republicans  L. Coyote   Mar-01-08 11:19 AM   #75 
  - Siegelman's Attorneys to Call for Special Counsel in Wake of 60 Minutes Report  L. Coyote   Feb-25-08 09:40 PM   #57 
  - My Castro / Obama / Siegelman rant up at OpEdNews  sfexpat2000   Feb-25-08 10:02 PM   #58 
  - This thread is at the top of Google if you search for Political Prisoner Don Seigelman  L. Coyote   Feb-26-08 04:56 PM   #60 
  - It made a difference. Rove has spoken! = "It's A Lie" = VIDEOS  L. Coyote   Feb-26-08 07:04 PM   #61 
  - VIDEO (06:22): Dan Abrams ** Bush League Justice Followup: Don Siegelman  L. Coyote   Feb-26-08 07:13 PM   #62 
     - VIDEO: Dan Abrams: Dana Siegelman & Scott Horton Interviews - 2008.02.27  L. Coyote   Feb-28-08 01:34 PM   #68 
        - Part 2 of VIDEO: Dan Abrams: Dana Siegelman & Scott Horton  L. Coyote   Feb-28-08 01:51 PM   #69 
        - VIDEO: Dan Abrams ** Bush League Justice ** Siegelman Case Coverage - 2008.02.28  L. Coyote   Feb-29-08 11:35 AM   #70 
  - Kick  sfexpat2000   Feb-26-08 08:26 PM   #63 
  - NY Times: Media Blackout Update: Pakistan and Alabama?  L. Coyote   Feb-27-08 10:01 AM   #64 
  - Nation: The 60 Minutes Blackout = COMMENT  L. Coyote   Feb-27-08 10:29 AM   #65 
     - REUTERS: FCC official wants probe of "60 Minutes" black-out  L. Coyote   Mar-03-08 06:30 PM   #80 
  - Siegelman, Plame, the Six Fired US Attorneys & the Deep-Sixing of Justice in the USA  L. Coyote   Feb-28-08 01:29 PM   #66 
  - RawStory: Jailed governor's daughter accuses judge of delaying appeal  L. Coyote   Feb-28-08 01:31 PM   #67 
  - "Free Siegelman" avatars  greyl   Feb-29-08 11:39 AM   #71 
  - 2008.02.29 SCOTT HORTON: Siegelman Updates = Numerous entries/issues.  L. Coyote   Feb-29-08 11:52 AM   #72 
  - WHNT Blackout Update = Oak Hill Capital Partners, Robert M. Bass  L. Coyote   Mar-01-08 10:58 AM   #74 
     - TPM: Kerry Presses FCC on 60 Minutes Siegelman Blackout  L. Coyote   Mar-05-08 10:04 AM   #84 
  - First Monday: The Siegelman Case — A Political Prosecution Exposed  L. Coyote   Mar-03-08 06:08 PM   #79 
  - Kick  sfexpat2000   Mar-03-08 06:33 PM   #81 
  - kick. n/t  btmlndfrmr   Mar-03-08 07:47 PM   #82 
  - Transcript produced. Sounds like it may have that and everyone's  lonestarnot   Mar-03-08 08:19 PM   #83 
  - FCC looks into "60 Minutes" blackout  sfexpat2000   Mar-05-08 12:36 PM   #85 
  - Democracy NOW: Guest: Scott Horton = FCC Launches Probe of Alabama TV Station  L. Coyote   Mar-07-08 07:10 PM   #86 
  - SCOTT HORTON: Mr. Blackledge’s Black Helicopters = 2008.03.09  L. Coyote   Mar-10-08 02:23 AM   #87 
 

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