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Life Arts    H1'ed 8/17/09

Caught in the Crosshairs: Former Governor Don Siegelman Talks with OpEdNews

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The 11th Circuit passed over our arguments [as set out below by journalist/blogger Roger Schuler]. We thought that the Court would have dismissed the entire case or at least have sent it back for a new trial. My lawyers and I were shocked! So now we have filed another motion for a new trial with the trial judge, the one who had me handcuffed, shackled and put into solitary confinement at a maximum-security prison.

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We are preparing to file an appeal to the U S Supreme Court as well, based largely on the following legal issues:

54 former Attorneys General both Democrats and Republicans said the 11th Circuit's ruling in the Siegelman case means "... a prosecutor has the power to indict and convict any politician and any donor whenever a donation was made and the politician took action consistent with the donor's desire, while aware of said desire." Keep in mind the prosecutors never claimed that Don Siegelman put a penny in his pocket.

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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)
 

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