JANUARY 02 2008

1. Siegelman's Attorneys Ask Appeals Court For Release
2. Judge explains Siegelman ruling
3. Kingfish Agonistes
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Siegelman's Attorneys Ask Appeals Court
For Release
By Glynn Wilson of the Locust Fork Journal

Don Siegelman's attorneys are trying again to get the former
Alabama Governor released from prison pending appeal, this time
based on an unusual issue we reported well before the mainstream
media would raise the issue.

Attorneys filed papers Monday with the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals in Atlanta citing a horrendous delay in the trial transcript and
U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller's failure to provide the appeals court
solid, legal reasons for denying Siegelman an appeal bond.

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Judge explains Siegelman ruling
by Kim Chandler of the Birmingham News

A federal judge on Wednesday said he refused to allow former Gov.
Don Siegelman out on bond while his case is on appeal because he
did not believe Siegelman had raised a legal issue that was likely to
get his case overturned.

U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller was ordered nearly two months ago
by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to explain his earlier decision to
deny Siegelman's request for an appeal bond. Fuller issued a 30-
page order in response.

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Kingfish Agonistes
by Scott Horton of Harper's

....And Plove agreed, the campaign had the perfect issue: gambling!
It was time for Kingfish to give vent to his inner Baptist. He could rail
against gambling with the best of them. And the magic worked. No
one noticed that the campaign was being fueled by gambling
interests. No one got wind of junior’s investments in Las Vegas, and
the casino in Canada. Kingfish was loved.

....And Kingfish? He just led the people in prayer for rain. Funny how
that drought set in just as the awful man was placed on the altar for
slaughter. Is He playing a trick on us? Does He really exist? Where is
that rain?

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CONCLUSION

For the reasons set forth above, this
Court ORDERED that
Defendant/Appellant, Don
Eugene Siegelman’s Motion for
Release Pending Appeal (Doc # 657)
be DENIED and this
Order supplement this Court’s
Memorandum Opinion and Order
dated October 4, 2007.
DONE this the 2nd day of January,
2008.
/s/ Mark E. Fuller
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT
JUDGE

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Karl Rove, top political strategist  to
Bush, has been implicated in
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