The state's Judicial Inquiry Commission has dismissed an ethics complaint filed against Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker for public comments he made about gay marriage on a radio talk show last year. Parker's attorney, Mat Staver with the legal group Liberty Counsel, issued a statement Friday saying the complaint filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center in October 2015 had been dismissed.
Alabama, Delaware and Florida were in a very small club at the start of 2016, but Alabama now stands alone - last in the nation to embrace a set of rules, deemed unconstitutional elsewhere, that increases the likelihood of a death sentence.
A Birmingham man is asking a judge to remove a statewide amendment from the Nov. 8 ballot because he says it could overturn a judge's ruling that halted Jefferson County's plan to refinance more than a half-billion dollars in school construction debt and divert much of the $60 million in savings to the county's general fund and other non-educational projects.
Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore says he did not respond to the acting chief justice's request to clean out his office on or before Tuesday. Acting Chief Justice Lyn Stuart sent a letter to Moore last week asking him to clean out his personal items and turn over his keys to the state judicial building in the wake of his recent conviction by the Court of the Judiciary on judicial ethics charges.
Two black protesters, who were attacked by Donald Trump supporters at a rally inside the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center last year as the candidate urged them on, have filed a lawsuit against Trump and the center.
The Birmingham Bar Association has released its election-year poll of its members on the qualifications of judicial candidates for the Nov. 8 elections in Jefferson County. This year there are 14 contested judicial races in Jefferson County - nine circuit court seats and five district court seats.
Jefferson County sent more criminal defendants to death row between 2010 and 2015 than almost every other county in the nation. That's according to a report released last week by Harvard Law's Fair Punishment Project. The report also states that all five of those sentenced to death in Jefferson County during that period were black.
Edwin Meese recently filed an amicus curiae - or friend of the court - brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of William "Bill" Kuenzel, a death row inmate convicted in the 1987 shooting death of Sylacauga convenience store clerk Linda Offord during a robbery.
A former bookkeeper for two non-profit health care centers for the poor and homeless was sentenced Monday to five months in prison for stealing $116,415 from the groups. The money she and her son stole went to items such as truck tires, fishing equipment and an on-line porn site.
The Alabama Supreme Court last week rejected an appeal by the Shelby County District Attorney's Office of a judge's order tossing out the murder indictment against a former Marine in the shooting death of a mentally unstable woman. The case was a test of Alabama's stand your ground law.
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