01, Feb 2015 - Alabama Chief Justice: Federal Courts Don't Hold Sway On Marriage
Chief Justice Roy Moore says a ruling by a U.S. district judge "raised serious, legitimate concerns about the propriety of federal court jurisdiction over the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment."
31, Jan 2015 - Alabama judges weighing whether to perform same-sex weddings
BIRMINGHAM | Fred Hamic is a marrying judge: He's performed about 1,000 weddings during seven years as Geneva County's probate judge and considers the ceremonies a highlight of his job. "Weddings and adoptions. Those are my favorite," said Hamic. But Hamic is a Christian, and he plans to quit performing the ceremonies if same-sex marriage begins in Alabama, as could happen because of a federal ...
31, Jan 2015 - Alabama gay marriage ban struck down
Alabama's ban on gay marriage fell to a federal court ruling Friday, as the issue of same-sex marriage heads to the U.S. Supreme Court.
31, Jan 2015 - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley asks to keep gay marriage ruling on hold
MONTGOMERY | Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is asking an appellate court to stay a judge's decision that overturned Alabama's ban on gay marriage. In a Friday filing with the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, lawyers for Bentley argued that states have a right to define marriage as between a man and a woman. U.S. District Judge Callie V. S. Granade last week overturned Alabama's gay marriage bans ...
29, Jan 2015 - Constitution Check: Are state courts bound by federal court rulings on same-sex marriage?
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at claims from an Alabama judge that harken back to the 1950s civil rights school desegregation decisions.
28, Jan 2015 - Can Alabama Judges Defy Federal Court on Gay Marriage?
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore says Alabama judges are free to defy a federal judge's ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban. Is he right on the law? Legal scholars disagree on the answer.
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 - 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.
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.
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.