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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.
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Flor Arely Sánchez had been in bed with a fever and pains throughout her body for three days when a July thunderstorm broke over the mountainside. She got nervous when bolts of light flashed in the sky. Lightning strikes the San Julián region of western El Salvador several times a year, and her neighbors fear storms more than they fear the march of diseases — first dengue, then chikungunya, now Zika. Flor worried about a lot of things, since she was pregnant.
Late in the afternoon, when the pains had somewhat eased, Flor thought she might go to a dammed-up bit of the river near her house to bathe. She is thirty-five and has lived in the same place all her life, where wrinkled hills are planted with corn, beans, and fruit trees. She took a towel and soap and walked out into the rain. Halfway to the river, the pains returned and overcame her. The next thing Flor remembers, she was in a room she didn’t recognize, unable to move. As she soon discovered, she was in a hospital, her ankle cuffed to the bed, and she was being investigated for abortion.
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An Indianapolis fertility doctor was accused of using his own sperm to artificially inseminate patients, and a Delaware man pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing his former psychiatrist.
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