Abbe D. Lowell was quoted in the August 19 issue of the Sun Herald in an article regarding Paul Minor's request for release from prison to care for his terminally ill wife. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied his request on the grounds that he may endanger the public's safety if released pending appeal of his judicial bribery conviction. "Paul and his family are disappointed in the outcome and in the court's lack of explanation. Having spent almost two years incarcerated shows without any doubt that he is sober and safe. We cannot wait for the hearing on our appeal so we can have the entire case reconsidered," said Mr. Lowell, Minor's lawyer.