As EmptyWheel notes...Isn't that nice? I concur with the following addition:
WTF changed your minds gents? As this AP writeup states:
Federal prosecutors are no longer seeking stiffer prison sentences for former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy, but have not said why.
Prosecutors filed a motion this week with the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals asking that their appeals of the sentences be dropped. Their appeals had called for a longer prison term than Siegelman's more than seven-year sentence and Scrushy's almost seven-year sentence .Personally, I think the damn Judge needs to ask them why the change of heart on this case. It couldn't possibly be all the interest in it from the Congress critters all the way down to me and you..everyone is looking at this case and wondering who was involved in pushing this to a trial. As Siegelman's chief attorney, Vince Kilborn said when informed of the new development:
"To write an appeal to justify that sentence would take someone with the creative writing ability of John Grisham,"Touche' Mr. Kilborn...lets hope this case goes away completely.