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There is no justice in America

Posted by Charles II on March 6, 2009

Bob Johnson, AP:

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld most of the bribery and corruption charges against former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and all of the charges against former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy.

A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta struck down two of the seven charges that Siegelman was convicted of and ordered a new sentencing hearing. That means Siegelman’s seven-year sentence could be reduced.

But he won’t get off entirely: The court upheld key bribery, conspiracy and obstruction counts against him in what prosecutors described as a scheme that put Scrushy on a state hospital regulatory board when he was at the helm of HealthSouth. The court upheld all six counts against Scrushy and his sentence of almost seven years.

See also dKos, TPM, original court opinion, and Emptywheel.

How will those judges feel if it is proven that Siegelman was jailed for purely political reasons? That would make them the equivalent of the judges in Stalin’s kangaroo courts, sending people off for a “tenner” for speaking the truth.

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News flash

Posted by Charles II on March 6, 2009

Bernie Sanders announces on Thom Hartmann that they are about to introduce a usury law to forbid excessive credit card fees.

This is good news.

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The single-payer blackout

Posted by Charles II on March 6, 2009

FAIR points out that:

Major newspaper, broadcast and cable stories mentioning healthcare reform in the week leading up to President Barack Obama’s March 5 healthcare summit rarely mentioned the idea of a single-payer national health insurance program, according to a new FAIR study. And advocates of such a system–two of whom participated in yesterday’s summit–were almost entirely shut out, FAIR found.
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Friday Cat Blogging

Posted by MEC on March 6, 2009

“MY chair.”

Alex - Friday Cat Blogging - 03-06-09

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Friday Cat Blogging

Posted by MEC on March 6, 2009

Alex wanted to wash Lightfoot’s head, but she wasn’t in the mood.

Alex Lightfoot Friday Cat Blogging 3-6-09

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Swing!

Posted by Phoenix Woman on March 6, 2009

The Obama girls get a really nice swing set! Still waiting on the puppy, though. ;-)

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