DDay at Hullabaloo
has more on Gov. Siegelman's ordeal-- that's the guy the Republicans trumped up charges against, managed to convict, and is now in the slammer:
UPDATE: Here's the state of justice in America.
It has been 20 months since Siegelman’s trial ended and no trial transcript has been produced by Fuller's court. This is in violation of the rules of criminal procedure which require a transcript within 30 days of sentencing. Siegelman can't appeal his conviction with out an official trial transcript.
The Attorney General, by the way, has said he would rather let the case go through the normal appeals process rather than open an investigation.
Kafka would be proud.