OPED: Could Stevens dismissal help Minor?

Are Siegelman and Minor One Step Closer to Justice?

Major news on the justice front came today when a federal judge dismissed corruption charges against former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK).

But for those of us in the Heart of Dixie, here are the bigger questions: Did the judge’s decision, in a round-about way, move former Alabama governor Don Siegelman closer to justice? And did the defendants in the Paul Minor case in Mississippi–attorney Paul Minor and former state judges Wes Teel and John Whitfield–also inch closer to justice?

U.S. Judge Emmet Sullivan did not merely dismiss the case against Stevens, as Attorney General Eric Holder had requested. Sullivan also opened a criminal investigation into the prosecutors who butchered the Stevens case, appointing Washington, D.C., attorney Henry Schuelke as special prosecutor.

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