Justiceline: June 4, 2012

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Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI)

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  • Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) endorsed the concept of complete disclosure of political funding, in testimony before the U.S. House Budget Committee.
  • The Supreme Court could announce as soon as today whether it will consider an appeal from former Gov. Don Siegelman (R-AL), who was convicted in 2006 of accepting a bribe.
  • Already facing a criminal probe into his nominating petitions, the re-election campaign for Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) came to an end on Saturday. The five-term Congressman and former presidential candidate failed to collect enough valid signatures to make the primary ballot and had previously considered a write-in campaign.
  • Seeking an open House seat in North Carolina, former U.S. Attorney George Holding (R) is refusing to talk about the John Edwards case he once prosecuted.
  • Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline (R) has suggested that one of the two remaining state Supreme Court justices recuse himself from Kline’s disciplinary case, which stems from a controversial abortion clinic investigation during his tenure. Five of the seven justices have already done so.
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