Martin says if elected as Attorney General, AG will stand for “Alabama Guardian”

October 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, former U.S. Attorney Alice Martin (R) sent out an email announcing her plans if elected as attorney general.

“I have been traveling around the state meeting and talking with many Alabamians who are resonating with my message about why I am running as Attorney General. The AG quite simply ‘guards’ the rule of law and your safety,” Martin said.

Martin said that she would guard, “Your constitutional freedoms from assault by the left liberals or guarding against federal overreach, the prison doors and ensuring local convictions obtained by your DA are upheld on appeals & criminals serve their time, your tax dollars from wasteful spending and corrupt officials, your personal identity from computer hacks and the sanctuary of your home against domestic violence.”

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Sessions announces plan to fight violent crime

October 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) announced several Department of Justice actions to reduce the rising tide of violent crime in America. Foremost of those actions is the reinvigoration of “Project Safe Neighborhoods.”

“According to the FBI, the violent crime rate has risen by nearly seven percent over the past two years, and the homicide rate has risen by more than 20 percent. We cannot be complacent or hope that this is just an anomaly: we have a duty to take action,” Attorney General Sessions said in a statement.

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Chess Bedsole top fundraiser in Attorney General’s race

October 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, Chess Bedsole’s campaign for attorney general led September finance disclosures in both funds raised and cash on hand. Bedsole raised a total of $121,750 in contributions for the month, more than any of the other four candidates in the race for Alabama attorney general combined.

Bedsole’s strong September showing allowed him to enter this month with more than $400,000 in cash on hand.

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Sessions moves to protect religious liberties

October 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, the Trump administration reversed Obama-era policies with new legal guidance issued to the Department of Justice by Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding religious liberty.

Sessions issued guidance to all administrative agencies and executive departments regarding religious liberty protections in federal law.

“Our freedom as citizens has always been inextricably linked with our religious freedom as a people,” Sessions said. “It has protected both the freedom to worship and the freedom not to believe. Every American has a right to believe, worship, and exercise their faith. The protections for this right, enshrined in our Constitution and laws, serve to declare and protect this important part of our heritage.”
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Alabama AG’s bad bet on gambling

October 9, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

What is it about the Alabama Attorney General’s Office lately that prompts apparently competent politicians to make some of the dumbest decisions imaginable?

First, there was Luther Strange, who managed to turn a sure-thing, lifetime Senate seat into a loss to a religious zealot who everyone hates. And now, there’s Steve Marshall, who is so desperate to hang on to that office he’s willing to try anything.

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Foundation for Moral Law files brief in Pensacola cross case

October 9, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, the Foundation for Moral Law filed an amicus brief in the case of Amanda Kondrat’yev et. al v. City of Pensacola, which is pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. In that case, a group of Atheists and Humanists sued the city of Pensacola after being offended at the presence of a cross in Bayview Park. The plaintiffs were represented by the Freedom From Religion Foundation and the American Humanist Association. The trial judge reluctantly ordered the city to remove the cross, but the city appealed.

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Casino owners to AG: Leave employees alone

October 6, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Doesn’t the Alabama attorney general have better things to do than harass hard working citizens in the state’s poorest counties?

That, collectively, was the message Alabama casino owners sent to AG Steve Marshall on Thursday, a day after Marshall announced his intent to file public nuisance lawsuits against casinos in five counties.

“(Marshall’s) actions are hurting thousands of Alabama families and potentially costing Alabama important jobs while also costing us millions of dollars,” VictoryLand owner, Milton McGregor, said in a statement. “VictoryLand will continue to fight on behalf of its wonderful employees and the people of Macon County and East Alabama.”

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McLure supports public prayer at high school football games

September 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Attorney General candidate Sam McLure called for solidarity with Lee County Board of Education officials and students after they were targeted by the Freedom from Religion Foundation.

The Lee County Board of Education banned their traditional public prayer before Football games after receiving a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

“For decades, radical activist atheists have been running-a-muck … bringing destruction on the very foundations of our liberty,” McLure said. “First, they took prayer out of the school day, then they advocated for the right to kill the unborn. Now, the lines are being drawn again in Lee County. They are coming after our youth once again by telling them they are no longer allowed to engage in student-led prayer before a football game.”
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More corruption indictments expected Thursday

September 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Alabama on Wednesday announced a noon press conference for Thursday.

According to his defense counsel, charges are expected tomorrow against Joel Gilbert, a partner at Birmingham law firm Balch & Bingham LLP, in connection legal services he provided his client the Drummond Company.

Former State Rep. Oliver Robinson, D-Birmingham, has pleaded guilty to bribery, corruption, fraud, and tax evasion in connection to his efforts to try to block the expansion of a North Birmingham EPA Superfund  site to include the neighborhoods of Tarrant and Inglenook.

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Senate Republican primary runoff is today 

September 26, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Republican voters across Alabama will go to the polls today, Tuesday, Sept. 26, to decide who will represent the Republican Party in the state’s general election for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions when he was appointed to U.S. attorney general.

A primary election for the position of U.S. senator was called by Gov. Kay Ivey for Dec. 12, 2017. The major party primaries were on Aug. 15. Doug Jones won the Democratic primary outright. Former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore and Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., are the candidates in the Republican runoff today.

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