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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.
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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:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/7/28/161320/652/6/558329
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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