No Comment — June 25, 2009, 9:49 am

Political Prosecutions in the Bush Era: A Forum

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

Presentations from:
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.

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