The U.S. Supreme Court ordered a review of the convictions of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman and Healthsouth founder Richard Scrushy.
The ruling comes four years to the day after a jury convicted Siegelman and Scrushy. They were convicted on government corruption charges. "We've always been optimistic that we were right," said Siegelman attorney Susan James.
James says the ruling puts them back in the ball game. Just last week, the high court put new limits on an anti-fraud law that federal prosecutors used in the Siegelman case. Now comes the order to the federal appeals court in Atlanta to give the case another look. James said the decision speaks volumes. "Just because someone makes a political contribution and gets an appointment doesn't mean they've committed a crime," she said.