Kyle Campbell is a senior majoring in political science at the U of Alabama.
...allowing this particular travesty of justice to go unchecked before handing the reigns of power to one of the most vindictive men to ever seek the office of president is a recipe for disaster. If we fail to correct the precedent of political imprisonment set by the Siegelman conviction, we risk losing the moral high ground in calling out potentially worse abuses of power by the next administration. Pardoning Don Siegelman is the right thing to do for his family, for our country and for the legacy of an innocent man and remarkable public servant. I urge President Obama to make this crucial choice before it is too late.