s skippy the bush kangaroo: since the corporate media is in alabama

skippy the bush kangaroo

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

since the corporate media is in alabama

you think they might make mention of how the bush administration railroaded the former governor, don siegelman.  probably not.
this case is about the criminalization of first amendment freedoms — the giving and receiving of campaign contribution — based on an indefinite standard that will significantly alter the liberty of constituents to contribute to political campaigns without fear of criminal liability and the desire of citizens to run for political office in a system that largely depends on private contributions. - wsj
former gov. don siegelman's request that the u.s. supreme court review his conviction has the support of more than 100 former state attorneys general, who say the justices need to step in and prevent prosecutors from turning regular political donations into criminal acts.

"because most of us have previously run for political office as candidates aligned with a major party, we are acutely aware that allowing prosecutors to cast a wide net in campaign contribution cases will stifle the legal ability of campaigns to raise needed funds for fear of politically motivated prosecution of themselves and their donors," the group wrote in a brief filed thursday in washington, d.c.-  al.com

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