Senate Judiciary Democrats Request More Info on Wisconsin Case Tossed Out by Appeals Court

Brian Zick

Paul Kiel at TPM Muckraker reports that Democrats Leahy, Schumer, Kohl, Feingold, Feinstein and Whitehouse on the Senate Judiciary Committee have sent a letter to Alberto Gonzales: "We are concerned whether or not politics may have played a role in a case brought by Stephen Biskupic, the United States Attorney based in Milwaukee, against Georgia Thompson, formerly an official in the administration of Wisconsin’s Democratic governor. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals was reportedly so troubled by the insufficiency of the evidence against Ms. Thompson that it made the unusual decision to issue an order reversing Ms. Thompson’s conviction and releasing her from custody immediately after oral arguments in her appeal." Paul says the Democrats are seeking all documents related to Biskupic's handling of that case, including "[a]ll communications between the Department of Justice and any other outside party, including political party officials, regarding the case against Ms. Thompson or the United States Attorney’s handling of that case."Since Biskupic's district has come up again and again in relation to voter fraud -- Karl Rove's hobby horse --,the Democrats also want to know about that and ask for all related documents.

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