For readers who have been following our Scott Horton interview on former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman’s prosecution, here is part 5 of the interview. Since our last segment was posted, the 11th Circuit has set Siegelman free from incarceration as he prepares his appeal, giving credence to the notion that they will eventually find in favor of him in a review of his bizarre and highly politicized case.
To begin the series from the beginning, see the posts prior to this one:
In previous segments, Scott Horton already detailed the way that Siegelman surprised the Alabama Republican establishment with his winning ways as a populist/liberal in the Heart of Dixie.
We’ve heard how Karl Rove helped the Alabama Republicans to understand the value of taking control of the state’s judiciary.
We’ve also heard how William Pryor, a stalwart GOP infighter and Rove client, helped Birmingham US Attorneys bring specious charges against Siegelman, which were tossed out of federal court, with prejudice (as in “don’t come back”).
Now we pick up as the prosecutors change venues, US Attorneys, and judges, to try again against Siegelman in a Montgomery courtroom, with a new, very Republican judge: