Saturday, July 7, 2007

Selective Prosecution in the Spotlight

U.S. Rep. Artur Davis (D-AL) now is taking an aggressive approach to the Don Siegelman case and the general issue of selective prosecution by the Bush Justice Department.

Davis, from Birmingham, is a member of the House Judiciary Committee. The Birmingham News reports today that Davis has asked committee chairman John Conyers to include the Siegelman case in an upcoming hearing on selective prosecution in the justice department.

Davis' initial public statements about the Siegelman case were rather muted. But he says that he and other committee members were influenced by a recent New York Times editorial calling on Congress to look into the Siegelman prosecution.

Davis and other key members of Congress will be hearing from a certain Legal Schnauzer about the issue of selective prosecution. We'll tell you why next.

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