Congress followed up their recent five-week vacation with almost two whole weeks of actually doing their jobs, so to reward themselves they're now going to take off on another vacation. Until mid-November.
Facing a sentence of 20 additional years in prison recommended by Bush Justice Department holdovers, former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman has finally taken off the gloves against his prosecutors and the judge.
The plight of litigants who face a biased judge is illustrated by the track record of one prominent Alabama federal judge, as well by major recent decisions requiring new trials in West Virginia and Georgia courts.