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The Backstory of a GOP "Political Hit"

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The Backstory of a GOP "Political Hit"
I've written a number of pieces that reference my termination from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where I had worked for 19 years in various editorial positions. Mounting evidence, which I will be reporting soon, reveals that this was a political hit, driven by Alabama Republicans who were unhappy with uncomfortable truths contained in my Legal Schnauzer blog.
It occurred to me that OpEd News readers might wonder about the backstory behind all of this. I got a number of such questions when I started writing a diary at DailyKos, so I prepared an outline of what led to my termination.
Here is a link with all of the details. It's rather lengthy, but this has been unfolding for some eight years:
Hope this gives you an idea of how the GOP sleaze machine can attack a regular citizen, particularly when you stand up to them.


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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...)

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