Just weeks ahead of the 50th anniversary of the violent clashes in Selma that led to passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, lawmakers introduced a bill to restore that law’s power to protect voters against discrimination.

AS FALLS from grace go, the tale of Don Siegelman is hard to beat. From the halls of power, the 68-year-old former US governor now finds himself languishing in solitary confinement in prison, though exactly which one remains a mystery. He hasn’t been heard from in weeks, his family say, and there are fears he isn’t being fed or clothed properly.

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I never gave a single dime to Governor Siegelman and the facts show this but for some reason the jury didn't care about the facts either and neither did the prosecutors or the Judge.First, I never wrote a check to him and he never received any money.

Published in Criminal Injustice

A federal appeals court in Atlanta hears on Jan. 13 the latest appeal of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, one of the nation’s leading political prisoners. His imprisonment for 1999 actions not considered a crime by other political figures has been compounded by more than a month of harsh confinement over the holidays preventing family visits and communications with his lawyers in advance of his hearing, aside from one phone call.

Published in Criminal Injustice
Friday, 09 January 2015 00:00

Editorial: A gross injustice in sentencing

Robert F. McDonnell, the man who served as Virginia’s governor from 2010 until 2014, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison Tuesday. To say McDonnell was convicted of corruption is to tell only a fraction of the story surrounding his dealings while in office.

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Let me begin this news article by saying that this is not an “objective news story” but a first person account of what happened last Thursday, August 28, 2014 when seven of us, including myself were arrested for trespassing, when we refused to leave the State Capitol in Montgomery at closing time.

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