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Judicial Lottery Outcome Determinative in Criminal Cases?

Posted in Acquittal, Courts and Judiciary

A piece on OpEdNews yesterday asks the question why Milton McGregor and the other defendants in the Victoryland gambling prosecution were found not guilty while former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman and former  CEO Richard Scrushy were convicted in the HealthSouth prosecution several years ago? The piece submits that the difference in outcomes may be due… Continue Reading

Investigations and Numerous Potential Challenges Grow Out of Case Against Former Judge Jack Camp

Posted in Courts and Judiciary

Many are familiar with the case of former Senior United States District Judge Jack T. Camp, who entered a plea of guilty on November 19, 2010, to  one count of aiding and abetting a felon’s possession of cocaine, a painkiller and marijuana, as noted in an article in today’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The charges arose from… Continue Reading

High Crimes, Shrimp and Vodka: The Senate Trial of Judge Thomas Porteous

Posted in Courts and Judiciary

Very balanced pre-trial coverage and background of the U.S. Senate trial of Federal Judge Thomas Porteous can be found on Newsy.com, courtesy of a reader. As reported at NOLA.com, during Judge Porteous’ trial last week, the 12 member Senate committee heard testimony regarding allegations that a bonding company, Bail Bonds Unlimited, provided free vehicle repairs,… Continue Reading

Elena Kagan on Criminal Law

Posted in Courts and Judiciary

President Obama is expected to announce today his nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to succeed Justice John Paul Stevens. Solicitor General Kagan has been one of the presumptive leading choices to replace Justice Stevens ever since the Justice announced that he was stepping down. Ms. Kagan has drawn criticism from both the right and… Continue Reading