Siegelman Appeal Shines Spotlight on Obama’s Dismal DOJ
by Legal Schnauzer
Attorneys for Don Siegelman and codefendant Richard Scrushy will present oral argument this afternoon before the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, arguing their clients’ convictions on corruption charges should be reversed.
Siegelman, the former Democratic governor of Alabama, was at the heart of the most notorious political prosecution of the George W. Bush era. A three-judge panel will hear oral argument at 1 p.m., CST, today at the federal courthouse in Jacksonville, Florida.
It’s fitting that the Siegelman hearing comes as a former U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) official launched a blistering attack on the Obama administration’s “look forward, not backwards” approach to the apparent crimes of the Bush administration. J. Gerald Hebert said former Bush officials had received “get out of jail free cards,” meaning those responsible for the Siegelman prosecution and other legal atrocities have not been held accountable.