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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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