On Ted Olson and Paul Minor’s appeal

Ted Olson takes on Paul Minor’s Appeal
Rebecca Abrahams

Former United States Solicitor General Theodore Olson has agreed to represent Mississippi trial attorney Paul Minor in his appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court.

This is good news for Minor, who has been serving a federal prison sentence since September 2007 for bribery and honest services fraud.

It is believed that Minor, a successful trial attorney and fierce opponent of tort reform, was a victim of selective prosecution by the Department of Justice under George W. Bush. Minor, one of the largest individual Democratic donors used awards from tobacco settlements to support non-partisan judicial candidates including Mississippi Supreme Court Judge Oliver Diaz.

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