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A Closer Look at U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan as She Weighs in On Siegelman Case

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Today I reviewed the new article written by Roger Shuler titled, "Siegelman: Justice Department hasn't changed under Obama". I would like to make sure that your readers understand that Ms. Kagan had a choice as to whether to file for the Supreme Court to not take up Don Siegelman's petition for review. Clearly, she selected to file this petition as her name is signed on it. However, I am not certain as to whether she wrote this brief or if someone from the DOJ was the actual drafter of the brief.

I am currently reviewing for your reader's information Ms. Kagan's work history and I have recently realized that she has never represented a criminal defendant from the beginning of a criminal trial to the end of an appeal. I realized this when I read her answers to the United States Senate when they were approving her to be the United States Solicitor General. I find it very interesting that Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby did not make a big deal about her work history. I am still reviewing her work history so I can report to your readers what I learn.

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However, I feel compelled at this point to say that it is hard to imagine how a person in her position could understand the plight of Mr. Siegelman and Mr. Scrushy, as she has never represented an innocent person who was charged with a crime they did not commit and tried their case in its entirety.

I have also pulled her admission records to the Supreme Court and was surprised that she was admitted just right before she got the job of United States Solicitor General. Then I looked to see if she had ever tried a Supreme Court case. Let us just say that she has not until she received this appointment had much experience in a courtroom at all. What I did find really interesting is that it appears that she had only practiced law in private practice from 1989 to 1991 in the law firm of Williams and Connolly. This just happens to be the same firm that the recently Obama fired White House legal counsel Greg Craig worked for. I then noticed that she filed this brief right about the same time that Greg Craig got the ax.

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In recent days, we have seen many articles from reporters that seem to be feeling sorry for the poor Greg Craig in the mainstream media. One claims that he was not even given water or coffee and that Hilary Clinton was given tea by Obama in a china teacup at one of their meetings after he was fired. As you know, I am not particularly fond of Mr. Greg Craig because of his close ties to Karl Rove, the Alabama Gang, George Bush and the Federalist Group. I have wondered if he told Ms. Kagan to file this petition against Siegelman to stir up the progressive democrats of this country against Obama because he was aggravated about being fired and replaced by a good democrat lawyer.

So your readers know, there are a whole bunch of us looking very closely at Ms. Kagan and how she received the appointment to be the United States Solicitor General. I will report back as soon as I finish thoroughly researching this matter with all we learn.

It is my hope that it is just Ms. Kagan inexperience that caused her to file this petition that is so clearly wrong about the law of this land and that President Obama and Ms. Kagan will call for a review of the Siegelman/Scrushy matter. I think it important for all your readers to know that the Solicitor General of the United States has a duty as an attorney to review evidence if it is presented to her of innocence. It is my hope that the parties of this matter will give her all the evidence so she can review it as I think she has clearly been led down the wrong path by the embedded Bushes in the DOJ.

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I want to encourage all your readers to also be researching everything about Ms. Kagan. I think it is very important to understand why she would file a brief so clearly against the law of this land that ninety-one attorney generals felt compelled to write as well that what happened to Mr. Scrushy and Mr. Siegelman was wrong.

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Simpson is a country lawyer who resides in Rainsville, Alabama. She has appeared on 60 Minutes and Dan Abrams MSNBC. Stories were written in Time Magazine, Harpers Magazine, and the New York Times about her being a witness in the Don Siegelman case (more...)

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