Obama in AL, Dana Siegelman seeks talk with him about her father, the political prisoner

By Mike Cason

Dana Siegelman, daughter of former Gov. Don Siegelman, plans to try to talk to President Barack Obama about her father’s case on Saturday in Selma.
The president is coming to Alabama for the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the voting rights march.
Dana Siegelman has been one of the most active advocates for her father, who claims his prosecution on corruption charges was orchestrated by Republicans seeking to end his political career.
A panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in Siegelman’s case in January.
Siegelman’s lawyers said there was new evidence suggesting that a prosecutor with ties to the Republican party remained involved in the case despite her recusal.
Prosecutors said the court has already rejected that claim.


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