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Alice Martin is the United States Attorney for the
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama. She was
nominated by George W. Bush and has served since
September 29, 2001. She
previously ran as a Republican candidate in two failed
Martin tendered her resignation from office in June 2009, five
months after the inauguration of Democratic President Barack Obama.
She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University and is a
Registered Nurse. She worked as a nurse during law school and
received her Juris Doctorate in 1981 from the University of
Martin has been criticized for her involvement in the
prosecution of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman.
Martin was also criticized and investigated for perjury in
Brown v. Ashcroft, which dealt with a FOIA request
concerning Martin firing a black assistant attorney.
The case was decided by Fuller, who served as judge in the
Currently the Justice Department's Office of
Professional Responsibility is investigating her for misconduct
in two cases including the Siegelman and Axion Corp..
The Axion Corp. complaint "says Martin and two of her deputies
allegedly told defense lawyers that their goal was to put the
company owner out of business whether or not he was convicted." Her
case against Axion was thrown out at trial and the Department of
Justice was ordered to pay the costs of the defendants.
She has also been accused of getting a critic, employed by University of Alabama
at Birmingham, fired.
Martin denies this.
Martin has also recently been involved in the 2 year college
investigation in Alabama, including the indictment of State
Legislators. This set of cases has been very politically
controversial. Martin has been accused by some of leaking
information about these cases to media outlets.
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