Glynn Wilson, of Locust Fork World News, reports that Alabama lawyer Dana Jill Simpson will be interviewed by staff members of the House Judiciary Committee next Friday in Washington.
Simpson, a Republican, signed an affidavit in May stating that the prosecution of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman (a Democrat) was politically motivated and driven partly by former White House strategist Karl Rove.
Meanwhile, Scott Horton at Harper's reports that the Georgia Thompson case in Wisconsin joins the Siegelman case at the heart of the Congressional investigation into selective prosecution by the Bush Justice Department. The Wisconsin case involves a U.S. attorney named Steven Biskupic, who has a record of bringing dubious cases that appear to have been pushed by Rove. The cases tended to target Democrats and minority groups in inner-city areas.
That's a topic we will be covering here at Legal Schnauzer. The Bush DOJ has shown no interest in pursuing clear criminal actions by Republican judges in Alabama. But we will show that the Bushies have no problem going after corrupt judges in the South when the judges appear to be Democrats and/or inner-city minorities.
In fact, sentencing is going on now in a Mississippi case involving attorney Paul Minor and former judges Wes Teel and John Whitfield. (Mississippi has nonpartisan judicial races, but it is understood that the three defendants are Democrats.) We will keep you posted on that case--and others.