President Obama opposing Don Siegelman

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Former Governor Don Siegelman is appealing his conviction on government corruption charges.

Unfortunately for Siegelman, the Obama administration announced Monday that it is opposing that appeal.

The justice department filed papers saying the U.S. Supreme Court doesn't need to hear an appeal because prosecutors presented sufficient evidence.

The news is unexpected since Siegelman has said having a fellow democrat in the White House would improve his chances for an appeal.

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