Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
Exclusive to OpEdNews:
General News

A Portrait of Alabama Sleaze in the Age of Rove

By       Message Roger Shuler       (Page 1 of 1 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   1 comment

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; , Add Tags
Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Author 13717
- Advertisement -
A Portrait of Alabama Sleaze in the Age of Rove
Would it be possible for a corrupt attorney, one with family connections to Karl Rove and the Bush White House, to essentially steal an individual's rights to his own property?
That sounds impossible, you might think.
But hey, this is Republican-dominated Alabama in the Age of Rove. And this is the state where Karl Rove made his national name by turning state courts into a GOP playground before going on to become "Bush's Brain."
- Advertisement -
In the corrupt environment that Rove has wrought, the seemingly impossible can happen. And in fact, it has happened.
The Alabama blog Legal Schnauzer will show you how an attorney named William E. Swatek used the "umbrella of protection" he enjoys from the Bush Justice Department to actually steal a citizen's rights to his own home.
And get this? This most recent act of thievery is nothing new for Mr. Swatek. He has an almost 30-year history of unethical behavior in the legal profession. Legal Schnauzer will soon be telling you all about that, too.
- Advertisement -
Long after George W. Bush has left the White House, historians might decide that Dubya's greatest "legacy" is this: He provided shelter for all sorts of unsavory characters to run amok in our justice system. These bad actors range from the prosecutors and judge who ramrodded the Don Siegelman case in Alabama, the prosecutors and judge who ramrodded the Paul Minor case in Mississippi, to the prosecutors who took weak cases and went after Georgia Thompson in Wisconsin and Dr. Cyril Wecht in Pennsylvania.
But Dubya's "legacy" does not end with corrupt prosecutors targeting public officials--as happened in all of the cases noted above. No, it also includes rogue attorneys like Bill Swatek, getting away with actually stealing property rights from regular citizens.
  

 

- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

I live in Birmingham, Alabama, and work in higher education. I became interested in justice-related issues after experiencing gross judicial corruption in Alabama state courts. This corruption has a strong political component. The corrupt judges are (more...)
 

Roger Shuler Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; , Add Tags
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Boy Scouts and the Horrors of Their "Perversion Files"

Bush vs. Obama on Spending: It's No Contest

Why Is Karl Rove Planning to Visit the Backwoods of Alabama?

What's the Real Story Behind Karl Rove's Divorce?

Is "Morning Joe" Scarborough a Murderer?

Rove Might Be Trying To "Pull A Siegelman" With Julian Assange