31, Mar 2015 - Why Supreme Court sent key voting rights case back to Alabama
In his majority opinion, Justice Breyer said Wednesday the Alabama redistricting plan appeared to improperly rely on race as a predominant factor in drawing new voting district lines in 2012.
30, Mar 2015 - Alabama Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Harkens Back To The Defiance Of The Segregation E
In a sharply worded opinion issued yesterday, the Alabama Supreme Court challenged a federal court's order allowing same-sex marriages in the state. Coming out of a southern state court in open defiance of the federal judiciary, the move harkens back to the civil rights era, when courts throughout the South defied the Supreme Court's order to desegregate schools. And just like those efforts ...
30, Mar 2015 - High court sends Alabama redistricting case back for review - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Misso
WASHINGTON (AP) - A divided Supreme Court on Wednesday said a lower court must take another look at whether Alabama's Republican-led legislature relied too heavily on race when it redrew the state's voting districts in a way that black leaders say limited minority voting power.
30, Mar 2015 - Wall Street pushes SCOTUS on gay marriage
Same-sex marriage in the U.S. 32 photos Shante Wolfe, left, and Tori Sisson are cheered Monday, February 9, as they become the first same-sex couple to file their marriage license in Montgomery, Alabama. Federal courts have cleared the way for same-sex marriages in the state.
30, Mar 2015 - High court sends Alabama redistricting case back for review
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Wednesday said a lower court must take another look at whether Alabama's Republican-led legislature relied too heavily on race when it redrew the state's voting districts in a way that black leaders say limited minority voting power.
30, Mar 2015 - Supreme Court sends Alabama redistricting case back for review
A divided Supreme Court on Wednesday said a lower court must take another look at whether Alabama's Republican-led legislature relied too heavily on race when it redrew the state's voting districts in a way that black leaders say limited minority voting power.
30, Mar 2015 - Florida State looks to advance in NCAA tourney on home court
Coach Sue Semrau entered this season at Florida State with the challenge of getting a roster of talented transfers on the same page so they could learn to play together. ''If we could connect the dots, then we could be a very special basketball team.'' The seventh-ranked Seminoles (29-4) start NCAA Tournament play Saturday on their home court as a second-seed against Alabama State (17-14), which ...
29, Mar 2015 - Mobile, AL Q&A: In Alabama, state court vs. federal courts. Who wins?
ATLANTA (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court is in a showdown with a federal judge who ruled that the state's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. The state's justices say they remain the authority on state law, at least until the U.S. Supreme Court settles the question of whether the U.S. Constitution gives gay couples nationwide a fundamental right to marry.
28, Mar 2015 - Supreme Court Rejects Alabama's Race-Based Gerrymandering Plan
Supreme Court Rejects Alabama's Race-Based Gerrymandering Plan Supreme Court Casts Doubt On Alabama's Race-Based Voter-Redistricting Plan Alabama's Race-Based Gerrymandering Plan Called Into Question By Supreme Court Supreme Court Rejects Alabama's Race-Based Gerrymandering Plan Headlines Politics Not Optimized Alabama’s redistricting plan to place an abundant amount of black Democrats in some ...
27, Mar 2015 - Another Day in Court for Black Voters in Alabama
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday said a 2012 Alabama redistricting plan by the state’s legislature minimized black voters’ influence. The New York Times reports that the plan would permit racially polarized districts to exist and, in turn, increase the power of conservative voters in mostly white districts.
10, Oct 2014 - FBI exhumes body in Ten Most Wanted search
WASHINGTON — The FBI exhumed the body of an unidentified man in Alabama on Thursday in its search for a former diplomat accused of killing his family with a sledgehammer nearly 40 years ago. In court filings, the FBI said there is a strong resemblance between photos of the John ...
04, Apr 2014 - The Alabama Engineer Who Made History At the Supreme Court
The case Shaun McCutcheon brought against the Federal Election Commission has ushered in a new era of political spending. The chief executive and political financier tells TIME how he got involved in the fight for fewer campaign finance restrictions
03, Apr 2014 - Kansas case could affect Ala. voter registration
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A court ruling in Kansas could lead to Alabama enforcing part of its immigration law that has never been used. The 2011 law required people registering to vote in Alabama for the first time to present evidence of citizenship. Such proof could include a ...
02, Apr 2014 - Al. Judge Rules Against Bingo Casinos
The Alabama Supreme Court has again sided with the state's attorney general in attempts to shut down electronic bingo casinos.
02, Apr 2014 - Lawrenceville man to serve 40 years for child molestation
A Lawrenceville man, who already pleaded guilty to sex crimes against children in Alabama, has been convicted on similar charges in Georgia.
01, Apr 2014 - Alabama attorney general's office raids Greenetrack, seizes more than 1,000 gambling machines
Authorities seized more than 1,000 gambling machines and cash during early morning raids at Greenetrack and other entertainment venues in Greene County.
01, Apr 2014 - Greene County judge declined to sign warrants for bingo raid until ordered by Supreme Court
The Alabama Supreme Court ordered a Greene County judge to sign search warrants that approved a Monday raid of the county's bingo halls.