How are you doing? More Threats and Bullying

January 14, 2013

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Last week was the first time Susan and I had been at the Statehouse when a large number of people were gathered since close of 2012 session. It was an amazing pleasure to see some of the people we have come to know, admire and actually love.

Many people who seemed truly glad to see us asked two questions, “How are you doing and why is the rest of the media so quiet on what you have been reporting?”
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Clarification wanted on murky law surrounding bribes and campaign contributions

August 6, 2012

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson who presided over Alabama’s two gambling corruption trials issued an opinion saying that even though the trials ended with total acquittals for the eight defendants, he wanted to “highlight a murky field of federal law.”

He wrote that there is “considerable confusion” about how federal corruption laws apply to campaign contributions, saying a precise definition of bribery would help. Thompson expressed a wish that the US Supreme Court would offer some clarity on political corruption and bribery.
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US Supreme Court might accept or reject ex-Gov. Don Siegelman’s appeal as early as Monday

June 4, 2012

Staff Report

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court might decide as early as Monday whether to accept or reject former Gov. Don Siegelman’s request that the justices hear his appeal.

If they accept, Siegelman and his at­torneys could be standing before the justices later this year arguing that prosecutors incorrectly twisted a regu­lar political contribution into a bribery scheme, posing a criminal threat to all elected officials and their donors.
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