by liberal japonicus
joel hanes asks us to turn our eyes towards Alabama and this
A federal judge this afternoon sentenced former Gov. Don Siegelman to 78 months in prison. U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller handed down the sentence -- 10 months less than the 88 months he originally gave Siegelman -- after a day of emotional testimony during the former governor's resentencing hearing. He also sentenced Siegelman to serve three years on supervised release and to pay a $50,000 fine.
The 60 Minute story about it is a good summary and if you feel (like I do) that Siegelman got a raw deal, you might want to check the website set up by his supporters. Joel also points to what Scott Horton at Harper's (click on the blog posts tab to see the 41 posts on this) has written about this, specifically about the presiding judge, Mark Everett Fuller. I have some further comments but I'd love to hear what the commentariat has to say about that.