Sunday, April 12, 2009

Political Activist in the Siegelman Case

Happy Easter! In a brief opinion piece in today's Montgomery Advertiser, Lynn Braehler writes:

"Is it coincidental that the trial judge (Mark Fuller) who excluded important evidence for the defense and sentenced Siegelman harshly was once a member of the Alabama Republican State Executive Committee?"

The Rove Republican Racket targeted former Governor Don Siegelman after he had left office. It was simply a case of dirty politics.

Although we believe Republican and Democratic appointed justices can be impartial, without a doubt Judge Fuller appears to have a strong history of political activism over judicial or legal leadership.