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red dog 1

(28,398 posts)
Sat Feb 7, 2015, 06:18 PM Feb 2015

Why did Obama's Justice Department recently argue AGAINST Don Siegelman's release from prison? [View all]

Valentine's Day is less than a week away.
Why not send a Valentine's Day card to former-Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, showing your support for him?
(Because it looks like he won't be released anytime soon, thanks to Obama's Justice Department)
Send cards & letters of support to:
Don E. Siegelman
Prisoner # 24775-001
FPC PO Box 5010
Oakdale, LA. 71463


New York Times
January 13, 2015

"Lawyers for Don Siegelman, Ex-Governor of Alabama, Again Seek His Release from Prison"

ATLANTA -- For the second time in less than a month, lawyers for former Gov. Don Siegelman of Alabama on Tuesday took his corruption case into a federal courtroom in an attempt to speed his eventual release from prison.

During arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, a lawyer for Mr. Siegelman, Clifford M. Sloan, said allegations of misconduct by a prosecutor merited further exploration.
He also said the judge who presided over the former governor's 2006 trial had erred in applying federal sentencing guidelines.

BUT A JUSTICE DEPARTMENT LAWYER, JOHN-ALEX ROMANO, INSISTED THAT JUDGE MARK E. FULLER HAD IMPOSED AN APPROPRIATE PRISON SENTENCE -- 78 MONTHS -- AND THAT THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE INQUIRY, LAURA CANARY, HAD SUFFICIENTLY HONORED HER PLEDGE TO RECUSE HERSELF FROM THE CASE.

More:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/14/us/lawyers-for-don-siegelman-ex-governor-of-alabama-again-seek-his-release-from-prison.html


Dear President Obama, Please Pardon Don Siegelman NOW
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026033690/

http://www.free-don.org/

List of people Obama has pardoned:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_pardoned_by_Barack_Obama


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I cant say what I think about Karl Rove who orchestrated this...my blood pressure will kill me NoJusticeNoPeace Feb 2015 #1
another blow for me against obama for allowing this. the buck stops at the top roguevalley Feb 2015 #7
It is extremely aggravating, especially knowing they are doing it for political reasons NoJusticeNoPeace Feb 2015 #8
Siegelman's on my short list 99th_Monkey Feb 2015 #2
+1 Enthusiast Feb 2015 #48
Other: Obama is not going to pardon this guy. The optics are bad. MADem Feb 2015 #3
Really? Justice, not optics, matters to a strong leader. He did not do anything wrong, even sabrina 1 Feb 2015 #5
+100000000 woo me with science Feb 2015 #17
Yes, really--and optics do matter, even to strong leaders. MADem Feb 2015 #37
First, Ted Stevens was a Republican. THAT is the difference. As for believing you, I don't doubt a sabrina 1 Feb 2015 #41
Ted Stevens had a good legal team that found "the loophole." MADem Feb 2015 #42
Don Siegelman not only had a great legal team, he had support from all over the country sabrina 1 Feb 2015 #43
I don't agree. MADem Feb 2015 #44
Facts are facts whether you agree with them or not. There wasn't a loophole, there was MASSIVE sabrina 1 Feb 2015 #45
Yes--facts ARE facts. MADem Feb 2015 #47
You mean Siegelman is actually not innocent? Don't bring facts into this! He was definitely msanthrope Feb 2015 #6
Yep, that's all I'm saying. MADem Feb 2015 #38
Certainly, the President needs to consider his future MannyGoldstein Feb 2015 #9
Behold, Proles, and despair BrotherIvan Feb 2015 #12
Patriots who love their country MannyGoldstein Feb 2015 #13
To Serve America. woo me with science Feb 2015 #21
The bipartisan platform! nt MannyGoldstein Feb 2015 #33
+1 an entire shit load. Enthusiast Feb 2015 #49
I know the joke they're laughing at. red dog 1 Feb 2015 #59
Clarification no_hypocrisy Feb 2015 #35
It doesn't matter what the facts/nuances are. Go reread that paragraph I pulled from NYT. MADem Feb 2015 #39
It is SHAMEFUL, that Karl Rove's criminal enterprise to take down a good Democratic Gov. sabrina 1 Feb 2015 #4
What about the convicted aspirant Feb 2015 #10
+100000000 Too revolted to create sentences. woo me with science Feb 2015 #19
I understand the revulsion. It is becoming a way of life, sadly. sabrina 1 Feb 2015 #36
PLUS ONE, a huge bunch! Enthusiast Feb 2015 #50
Karl Rove couldnt beat him in an election so he orchestrated this INSANITY NoJusticeNoPeace Feb 2015 #11
I know Don,,,,, and he is quilty as charged. Cryptoad Feb 2015 #14
Really, what is he guilty of?? I know this case, so please enlighten me regarding what I may have sabrina 1 Feb 2015 #16
,, of being a crooked politican Cryptoad Feb 2015 #18
You'll have to do better than that. This is a Democratic forum where smears from anonymous sabrina 1 Feb 2015 #24
just the voice of experience Cryptoad Feb 2015 #29
Well, facts trump opinions based only one's personal experiences, and Siegelman is so far sabrina 1 Feb 2015 #34
Thank you. Enthusiast Feb 2015 #51
Lol, so you have nothing i get it! nt Logical Feb 2015 #53
yep,, very obvious "you get it" nt Cryptoad Feb 2015 #54
Wow. You side with Karl Rove on this. What specifically is he guilty of? rhett o rick Feb 2015 #25
I reread my post Cryptoad Feb 2015 #28
I didn't say you did either. You don't get specific as to what you and Karl think rhett o rick Feb 2015 #32
eh ok.. but... V0ltairesGh0st Feb 2015 #15
Yes, he is also a political prisoner. n/t sabrina 1 Feb 2015 #23
Absolutely yes catchnrelease Feb 2015 #26
Sadly, he will likely die in prison. progressoid Feb 2015 #60
Hell, half the politicians in Alabam sulphurdunn Feb 2015 #20
since and before....... Cryptoad Feb 2015 #30
The "Justice Department" woo me with science Feb 2015 #22
This is a list of Defense contracts and political donations. wolfie001 Feb 2015 #27
That they are worse is necessary for the scam. woo me with science Feb 2015 #31
That's it exactly, isn't it? The Repubs play their role, the moral compass moves in that direction sabrina 1 Feb 2015 #40
The scam is becoming more obvious by the day.........nt Enthusiast Feb 2015 #52
Thanks for posting this, woo me with science. red dog 1 Feb 2015 #56
kick - corrupt government woo me with science Feb 2015 #46
for the millionth time on DU treestar Feb 2015 #55
Facts, facts! Who needs those pesky facts? MADem Feb 2015 #57
Very good question Ramses Feb 2015 #58
kick woo me with science Feb 2015 #61
kick woo me with science Feb 2015 #62
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