First on WSFA.com, First Reported 10 :00 a.m. 12/13
Federal District Judge Mark Fuller has now denied the request of former Governor Don Siegelman and businessman Richard Scrushy for a new trial. Judge Fuller says he will not set a sentencing date until the issues related to the challenges to the composition of the jury pool are resolved.More >> Although Chief District Judge Mark Fuller explicitly stated, without hearing argument, that neither defendant Richard Scrushy nor former Governor Don Siegelman were eligible for an appeal bond, attorneys for Richard Scrushy filed their appeal bond motion Thursday evening and in the document outline at least three areas that will be a basis for their appeal to the 11th Circuit in behalf of Mr. Scrushy.More >> The procedural history and statement of facts related to the juror e-mails as related in defendant Scrushy's emergency motion to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals asking for the Court to issue subpoenas and preserve evidence.More >>
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A Montgomery Area Transit Systems bus, or MATS, caught fire near Narrow Lane Road and the Boulevard Tuesday afternoon.More >> A Montgomery Area Transit Systems bus, or MATS, caught fire near Narrow Lane Road and the Boulevard Tuesday afternoon.More >> To hear party operatives describe the fight for the Senate, it's the boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian.More >> To hear party operatives describe the fight for the Senate, it's the boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian.More >> Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine say they are holding an American journalist captive.More >> Russia's foreign minister on Wednesday promised a firm response if its citizens or interests come under attack in Ukraine - a vow that came after Ukraine announced a renewal of its "anti-terror" campaign against those...More >> The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin...More >> As the 156th body was pulled from waters where the ferry Sewol sank a week ago, relatives of the nearly 150 still missing pressed the government Wednesday to finish the grim task of recovery soon. But the work was reaching...More >>
Originally published 10:40 a.m. - 7/20
Defense attorneys say the "Government continues to defend the district court's inexplicable refusal even to obtain and preserve ...critical computer evidence..."More >> Saying the granting of Scrushy's motion to the 11th Circuit "would eviscerate the government's ability to prosecute any criminal defendant as well as the public's confidence in the criminal justice system," the government has filed its response to the 11th Circuit motion which asked for subpoenas to preserve evidence related to the question of alleged juror e-mails. More >>