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CBS 60 Minutes levels charges of serious prosecutorial misconduct in the Siegelman case, the Justice Department goes mute. Calls by former state attorneys general—led by a Republican senior advisor to John McCain–for an investigation of what appears to be a politically motivated prosecution by a Republican Administration of a Democratic Governor mount. What to make of this. Harper’s legal affairs contributor Scott Horton will discuss the bombshell developments in the Siegelman case with Sam Seder, hosting today’s Randi Rhodes show, at 4 o’clock Eastern, 3 o’clock Central, 1 o’clock Pacific time, on XM radio and participating Air America stations around the country. Check for the station closest to you, here. or listen to the streaming audio here.
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
From the June 2014 issue
Acres of hemp grown by “patriotic‚” U.S. farmers in 1942 at the behest of the U.S. government:
A study suggested that the health effects of exposure to nuclear radiation at Chernobyl were no worse than ill health resulting from smoking and normal urban air pollution.
Greenpeace apologized after activists accidentally defaced the site of Peru’s 2,000-year-old Nazca Lines when they unfurled cloth letters reading “time for change” near the ancient sand drawings. “We fully understand,” the group wrote in a statement, “that this looks bad.”
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