Saturday, April 11, 2009

Minor's Request Goes to Holder

Paul S. Minor, the Democratic political activist and high donor who was targeted unfairly by the Rove Republican Racket, is seeking a furlough to visit his dying wife. This time, Minor's lawyers have gone above the traditional Rove Racket goons of Mississippi and written directly to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

From yesterday's Biloxi Sun Herald:

Paul Minor’s attorneys are once again pleading for a compassionate furlough so the federal prisoner can be with his dying wife. Attorney Hiram Eastland Jr. of Greenwood said he sent a letter Friday to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, asking that Minor receive the maximum 30-day prison furlough to spend with his wife, Sylvia, and their children in Baton Rouge. That is where Sylvia Minor is under hospice care at her mother’s home. Minor, a former Biloxi attorney, is serving 11 years in a federal prison in Pensacola for judicial bribery. He has appealed his conviction to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which heard arguments in the case on April 2. The appellate court refused Thursday to release him pending the outcome.