The Justice Department is now seeking to throw out the convictions, with Attorney General Eric Holder citing gross misconduct by the prosecutors in the case.
"After careful review, I have concluded that certain information should have been provided to the defense for use at trial," - Eric Holder, Attorney General
"... justified by the extraordinary evidence of government corruption in the prosecution of Sen. Stevens... a sad story and a warning to everyone. Any citizen can be convicted if prosecutors are hell-bent on ignoring the Constitution and willing to present false evidence." - Brendan Sullivan and Robert Cary, Stevens' attorneys
Apparently, the prosecutors and FBI witnesses lied during the trial, and hid evidence from the defense.
I don't have much use for Eric Holder. However, he is doing the right thing here. Unfortunately, it is too late for the people of Alaska and the US Congress - the election was irrevocably tainted by the timing of the prosecution, and the apparently illegal actions of the office of the prosecutor. Democrats had targeted Sen. Stevens' seat as one they wanted badly in this past election, and they got it. I guess the ends justify the means, any means, for the Democrat Party.