The shape of things to come?

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Several decisions over the next few weeks and months could significantly affect Alabama’s future for generations. Among these are, the appointment of Senator Jeff Sessions’ replacement, the Special Supreme Court’s ruling in Chief Justice Roy Moore’s appeal and the findings of the Montgomery Grand Jury concerning Governor Robert Bentley.

Bentley is publicly holding casting-calls

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1978: Gov. Wallace appoints Mrs. Allen to US Senate

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

The last time a Governor of Alabama made an appointment to the US Senate was after the death of James Allen in 1978. Allen suffered a fatal heart attack on June 1, 1978, while vacationing with his wife, Maryon. A few days later Gov. George Wallace phoned Allen’s young Chief of Staff, Tom Coker, to ask who he thought the Senator would want to take his seat in Washington. “I was still

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Sessions a shoo-in

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INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE
By Steve Flowers

It is definite, our Junior Senator, Jeff Sessions, is going to be President Donald Trump’s Attorney General, as well as his closest advisor.

Sessions will be confirmed by the Senate. He has been a respected member of the Senate for 20 years. He has an impeccably clean history of integrity. Even though he is and has been one of the Senate’s most ardent right wing conservatives, the Democratic senators

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Bentley turns to Survey Monkey for Sessions replacement

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

The appointment to replace Senator Jeff Sessions rests squarely on the shoulders of Governor Robert Bentley.

In a recent email obtained by the Alabama Political Reporter, Bentley’s Appointments Director, Will Edwards, asks the members of the State’s Republican Party Executive Committee for input on the appointment of Sessions’ successor:

“Dear Alabama Republican Party Executive

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Sessions offered nomination for Attorney General

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friiday, November 18, 2016, CBS News is reporting that US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) has been offered the role of Attorney General of the United States by President-Elect Donald J. Trump (R).

Thursday, November 17, 2016, US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) said that Sen. Jeff Sessions is immensely experienced and has a deep commitment to upholding the rule of law. It now appears that

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Senator Dial Takes Action

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By Larry Lee
Education Matters

Unbelievable as it may seem, according to Alabama law, the requirements for someone to be the superintendent of a local school system are much tougher than those to be state superintendent, which is about like saying an operating room nurse needs more training than the surgeon she is assisting.

Alabama Code Section 16-9-2 spells out the requirements for a local superintendent. for example: The county superintendent

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Bentley Appoints Jeremy Oden to PSC

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Friday, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley appointed State Representative Jeremy Oden (R) from Eva to fill the position on the Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC) vacated by the election of PSC Commissioner Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh (R) to the Presidency of the PSC on November 6th.

Gov. Bentley said, “I’ve known Jeremy for many years, and I know him to be a dedicated public servant who

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Election Versus Appointment of Judges

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

In the United States, supreme court judges are appointed by the president with the advise and consent of the Senate.  Among the 50 states, supreme court justices, appellate and other judgeships are elected, appointed or a combination of diverse methods.

There is an on-going debate as to which method, election or appointment, is the best way of insuring that the rule of law is upheld.
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