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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.
Number of people who attended the World Grits Festival, held in St. George, South Carolina, last spring:
The brown bears of Greece continued chewing through telephone poles.
In Peru, a 51-year-old activist became the first former sex worker to run for the national legislature. “I’m going to put order,” she said, “in that big brothel which is Congress.”
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“Civilization masks us with a screen, from ourselves and from one another, with thin depth of unreality. We habitually live — do we not? — in a world self-created, half established, of false values arbitrarily upheld, largely inspired by misconception, misapprehension, wrong perspective, and defective proportion, misapplication.”