Monday, October 19, 2009

What's good for the goose...

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is fighting efforts from news organizations to obtain an memo from his general counsel recommending a 30-day reprieve for Cameron Willingham, quite likely the first documented innocent man executed by the State of Texas.

The blow-dried one has blocked release of the advisory memo claiming the release of the memo would violate the attorney-client privilege. Prior to the state-sponsored murder of Mr. Willingham, the governor's office received a forensics report indicating that the fire that killed Mr. Willingham's children could not be proven to be the result of arson.

Ironically enough, in 2003, Gov. Perry did not object to the release of execution memoranda written for his predecessor, George W. Bush. Those memoranda were released.

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