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MonteLukast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-11-09 08:44 PM
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Good news! Court overturns main charges against JRE friend Paul Minor
The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed down an opinion on Friday overturning one of the main charges in the federal case against Mississippi trial attorney Paul Minor and judges John Whitfield and Wes Teel.

The three men were convicted on bribery and honest services fraud charges in 2007, in what many Minor supporters have called political prosecutions. In 2008, the Bush administration even opposed MInor's request to be released from prison long enough to visit his dying wife.

The Circuit Court began considering Minors appeal in May of this year. The three-judge panel expressed skepticism at the governments case during oral arguments.

Raw Storys award-nominated series, The Permanent Republican Majority, exposed some of the issues in the cases of Minor, Whitfield, and Teel, who were prosecuted starting in 2003 by a Bush-appointed US Attorney, along with former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Oliver Diaz, Jr.

Click here to read the rest of the story and links to the series, "The Permanent Republican Majority"
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