The free press is considered by some the 4th branch of government,
a check to imbalances of power. Scott Horton speaks about the press
in Alabama and the role it played in the prosecution of Former
Governor Don Siegelman.

    For more information on the event produced by North Alabama
    Media Reform, featuring attorney Scott Horton, link to these
    pages in the media archive:
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ALABAMA PRESS:
Two State Journals featured the Siegelman prosecution, early and often:

The Birmingham News
The Birmingham News did not “report on” the vendetta against Governor
Siegelman. Rather, it was a principal vehicle of the vendetta....
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The Mobile Press Register
The Press Register is credited with breaking the story of Siegelman's corruption
when writer, Eddie Curran and others, began to write articles that hammered
Siegelman at every turn.
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Journalists: Two journalists who have taken an interest in the Siegelman case
counter point each other's points of view. Each has different professional and  
journalistic standards. One is credited with instigating the Siegelman case, the
other with encouraging a second look at the Siegelman case and the political
system that produced it.
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Scott Horton
Scott Horton is a New York attorney known for his work in emerging markets and
international law, especially human rights law and the law of armed conflict,
Horton lectures at Columbia Law School.
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Eddie Curran
In 2001, Mobile Press-Register reporter Eddie Curran began a series of
investigative stories focusing the Siegelman Governor's Office. The stories were
credited with resulting in a joint state and federal investigation that on June 29
resulted in guilty convictions against former Gov. Don Siegelman and ex-
HealthSouth Corp. Chairman Richard Scrushy.
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