The 11th Circuit has issued what is in effect a fairly stinging rebuke to the trial judge in the Siegelman case, and given what a strong hint about Siegelman’s chances of having his conviction reversed. The trial judge had sent Siegelman to prison pending appeal, but the appeals court just let Siegelman out, saying that he has raised “substantial questions” on appeal. Among other things, that means that reporters get to talk to him. There were already plans for him to testify in Congress.
Of course, he’ll never get those nine months back, even if he’s exonerated. Is it any wonder that some of us hate the Bush Administration?