JAN 27 2010

1. Paul Minor and the U.S. Supreme Court's "Corporation" Ruling
2. Gambling Task Force Raids Victoryland, Country Crossing
3. Schmitz reports Thursday to Kentucky federal prison

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1. Paul Minor and the U.S. Supreme Court's
"Corporation" Ruling
By Roger Shuler for Legal Schnauzer

....Minor's attorneys have filed a motion for reconsideration with the
Fifth Circuit. The motion should be granted posthaste, particularly
now that the nation's highest court has essentially endorsed what
Paul Minor was alleged to have done.

The crux of the prosecution's case against Minor was that the Gulf
Coast attorney provided favors for state judges Wes Teel and John
Whitfield in exchange for favorable rulings. But now we have the U.S.
Supreme Court essentially saying that, even if the charges against
Minor were true, his actions are protected by the First Amendment.

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2. Why Can't the Press Ask a Few Simple
Questions of Riley's New Gambling Czar?
by Roger Shuler for Legal Schnauzer

....One of Tyson's first steps was to hint that VictoryLand owner Milton
McGregor might have committed obstruction of justice by hiring a
private investigator to follow Riley's previous anti-gambling czar, David
Barber. The PI, of course, spotted Barber winning a jackpot at a
Mississippi casino, leading to the czar's ignominious resignation.

We have reports today that security is being beefed up for Tyson,
Barber, and others connected to Riley's anti-gambling crusade.
Apparently, Alabamians are supposed to believe that pro-gambling
forces are such bogeymen that they are putting officials' lives at risk.
We also have a report that Tyson is a colossal hypocrite, one who
previously has received campaign support from gambling interests.

Why isn't the Alabama press asking some obvious questions about all
of this?

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3. Schmitz reports Thursday to Kentucky
federal prison
by Lee Roop for the Huntsville Times

With no word from a federal court on her motion to remain free while
appealing her conviction, former state Rep. Sue Schmitz, D-Toney,
will report to a federal prison in Kentucky on Thursday.

"It looks like she's going to have to report, and she's going to do that,"
Schmitz attorney Keith Brashier of Birmingham said Tuesday
afternoon.

Schmitz, 65, was convicted last February of fraud involving federal
money that paid her salary while she worked in Alabama's two-year
college system.

She served in the Legislature at the same time, and prosecutors
argued that Schmitz did little work for her pay.

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