Chief Justice Moore Suspended For The Rest Of His Term

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, September 30, 2016, the Court of the Judiciary has found Chief Justice Roy Moore guilty of violating judicial ethics and has suspended him for the rest of his term.

The Alabama Political Reporter spoke with State Auditor Jim Zeigler, a vocal Moore supporter, about the controversial decision. Zeigler said that the decision by the Court of the Judiciary to suspend Moore

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Liberty Counsel Defends Moore Calls Charges Against Him “Baseless”

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, the case of the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) versus Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was the most hyped-up, legal proceeding in State politics this year, outside of the Mike Hubbard trial, and it lasted just a few hours. There will be no verdict for ten days, but Moore’s defense team expressed confidence in their case, calling the charges by the JIC

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Impeachment Committee Subpoenas Governor as Investigation Continues

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By Chip Brownlee
The Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY — The House Judiciary Committee wasted no time this week in issuing dozens of pages of subpoenas in the impeachment investigation into embattled Gov. Robert Bentley’s alleged affair and misuse of State funds.

Among those subpoenaed by the committee: Bentley himself; his former top political aide and alleged mistress, Rebekah Mason; Bentley’s gubernatorial campaign

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The “Luv Guv” and Alleged Mistress Subpoenaed by Judiciary Committee

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, September 29, 2016, the Alabama House Judiciary Committee issued subpoenas for both Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) and his former top political advisor, Mrs. Rebekah Caldwell Mason.

Earlier this week, the House Judiciary Committee passed rules giving itself subpoena powers. At that meeting Special Counsel Jack Sharman asked the Committee for the subpoenas saying that parties had

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Byrne Opposes new Overtime Rule

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, US Representative Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose) , applauded passage of legislation in the House of Representatives to delay the Obama Administration’s controversial “overtime regulation.”

Congressman Byrne said on the floor of the House, “I rise in support of this legislation to require a six-month delay in the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule.”

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Justice Moore’s Future Rests With Politically Appointed Court

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—The fate of Chief Justice Roy S. Moore now rests with the Court of the Judiciary, an appointed body consisting of judges, lawyers, and private citizens. Those nine political appointees are Moore’s judge and jury and will return its verdict within ten days.

But perhaps Justice Moore’s indictment and subsequent trial belies a deeper question of about why the State grants

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Cohen, Ziegler Comment on Moore Trial

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By Susan Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Following the Court of the Judiciary Trial of Chief Justice Roy Moore, an eager press waited for commentary outside the Heflin-Tolbert Judicial Building on Wednesday.

Neither Chief Justice Moore, his attorneys nor the Judicial Inquiry Commission’s (JIC) attorneys spoke to the media. Justice Moore is not anticipated to comment on the trial until the court reaches a decision.<br

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Felons Sue for Right to Vote

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, September 26, 2016, the Campaign Legal Center, the Voting Rights Institute, and the law firm of Jenner & Block filed a lawsuit in Alabama district court on behalf of US citizens with past felony convictions who have been denied the right to vote due to the State’s laws regarding the loss of voting privileges after a felony conviction.

Their lawsuit, Thompson versus Alabama, calls

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Sessions Speaks Against Obama Plan to Admit 110,000 Refugees

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, September 28, US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) sharply criticized President Obama’s controversial plan to dramatically increase the number of refugees coming into the country. Sessions comments were made at a Senate hearing on the plan.

Sen. Sessions said, “The tragic reality is, that we have millions of displaced people in the world today—people who are short of food and

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Byrne Comments on Signing of Colombian Peace Accord

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, September 26, 2016, US Representative Bradley Byrne (R-Alabama) issued a written statement in response to the signing of a peace accord between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Congressman Byrne said, “The signing of the peace agreement is a huge victory for the people of Colombia and will allow the healing process to move forward. Colombia

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