Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman has been released from prison yesterday. The United States Court of Appeals for the 11th circuit, Atlanta, released Don Siegelman from prison on bond. (Background on Don Siegelman)

On another front, the House Judiciary Committee has asked Governor Siegelman to testify before Congress. It will be interesting to see if Attorney General Michael Mukasey will lead a Justice Department effort to block Siegelman’s testimony.

Scott Horton, from Harper’s on-line, who has been following this case has more.


From NYT:

Former Governor Don Siegelman of Alabama, released from prison today on bond in a bribery case, said he was as convinced as ever that politics played a leading role in his prosecution.

In a telephone interview shortly after he walked out of a federal prison in Oakdale, La., Mr. Siegelman said there had been “abuse of power” in his case, and repeatedly cited the influence of Karl Rove, the former White House political director.

“His fingerprints are smeared all over the case,” Mr. Siegelman said, a day after a federal appeals court ordered him released on bond and said there were legitimate questions about his case. (more…)