AEA sues over Accountability Act

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Those opposed to the controversial Alabama Accountability Act are making another attempt to have the law derailed and ruled unconstitutional. Attorneys for the Alabama Education Association have filed a state lawsuit on behalf of Democratic state Sen. Quinton Ross of Montgomery, Lowndes County Superintendent Daniel Boyd, and Anita Gibson, a public school teacher who is [...]

AL Supreme Court: Judge relied too much on Sheriff’s opinion in denying VictoryLand warrant

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A Macon County Judge who initially refused to issue a warrant to raid VictoryLand relied too much on Macon County Sheriff David Warren’s opinion on the legality of the machines and overstated both the need for a warrant and its impact on future court cases, according to an opinion of the Alabama Supreme Court. The [...]

In Chief Justice and PSC races, similar paths to victory

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Alabama Democrats nursing their wounds today might take comfort from the fact their candidates for statewide office ran well ahead of President Barack Obama, who garnered just 38 percent of Alabama’s vote on Election Day. But running ahead didn’t mean finishing first. Voters elected former Chief Justice Roy Moore to his second term in that [...]

Chuck Norris cuts radio ad for Roy Moore

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Actor Chuck Norris has cut a radio ad on behalf of Republican Chief Justice nominee Roy Moore, calling him a “true patriot” who would fight left-wing organizations. In the 30-second spot, Norris and his wife Gena, both of whom have donated to the Moore campaign, call the former Chief Justice a “friend” who believes that [...]

Robert Vance gets endorsements from 1 current, several former Alabama Supreme Court justices

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A current Republican justice on the Alabama Supreme Court and several former justices — two of them Republican — urged voters Tuesday to vote for Democratic nominee Robert Vance for Alabama Chief Justice in the Nov. 6 election. Current Justice Tom Woodall and former Acting Chief Justice Gorman Houston, also a Republican, were among those [...]