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While the collapse of the Justice Department’s prosecution of former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens and the criminal probe targeting the Department’s senior prosecutors responsible for political cases have gained some recent attention, the story of prosecutorial misconduct in high-profile political cases over the last eight years remains largely unexplored. On Friday, June 26, a forum in Washington will focus attention on these cases and will revive the call for Congressional probes and an internal accounting within the Justice Department.
Keynote Speaker: Rep. John Conyers, Chair, House Judiciary Committee
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), Chair, House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Courts
Hon. U.W. Clemon, former Chief U.S. District Court Judge (N.D. Ala.)
Hon. Don E. Siegelman, former Governor of Alabama
Hon. Oliver Diaz, former Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court
Scott Horton, Contributing Editor, Harper’s Magazine
Hon. Eduardo Bhatia, Minority Whip, Senate of Puerto Rico
Nan Aron, President, Alliance for Justice
Gail Sistrunk, Executive Director, Project Save Justice
Andrew Kreig, attorney and investigative reporter
Friday, June 26, 2009, 8 – 11 a.m.
The National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
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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