Artur Davis leaves role at Legal Services Alabama

August 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, August 23, 2017, Legal Services Corporation (LSC) President James J. Sandman joined Legal Services Alabama (KSA) staff for a day of events focused on civil legal issues affecting low-income Americans in Alabama and across the country.  The Alabama Political Reporter (APR) was asked by LSC and LSA to join them for a reception afterwards and a joint press conference at the Alabama Bar Association following the reception.  Well, the press conference did not happen and the event was most memorable for the absence of LSA head former Congressman Artur Davis.  On Friday August 25, we learned why Wednesday’s event was altered when Davis made it public that he has resigned from his role as the head of LSA.

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Legal Services Corporation President James Sandman addresses attorneys in Montgomery

August 24, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, August 23, 2017, Legal Services Corporation (LSC) President James J. Sandman joined Legal Services Alabama staff for a day of events focused on civil legal issues affecting low-income Americans in Alabama and across the country.

On Wednesday morning, Sandman visited the Legal Services Alabama office in Montgomery to learn more about the organization’s work and the pressing civil legal needs of low-income Alabamians.
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The State may learn why Hubbard’s original attorneys quit his case

March 2, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY — A judge has agreed to add to the court’s record portions of a pretrial hearing last year. During the hearing, former House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s original legal team was given permission to withdraw from his case.

The judge ruled in favor of State prosecutors who asked for the record to be supplemented.

Late last month, prosecutors for the Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Division filed a motion with the Lee County Circuit Court requesting to add the portions of the hearing on Jan. 8 when Hubbard’s former attorneys, Mark White and Augusta Dowd, were taken off of his case.

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Alabama Supreme Court’s Actions: Justice or Machiavellian Scheme

October 26, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

The Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) and several justices on the Alabama Supreme Court are attempting, it appears, to avoid further unwanted scrutiny of their conduct in the case against Chief Justice Roy Moore.

The Commission, commonly referred to as the JIC, is hoping to steer clear of another growing controversy by dismissing the complaint against Associate Justice Tom Parker, who, like Chief Justice Moore, spoke publicly against same-sex marriage.
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Justice Moore’s Indictment and Trial

May 16, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

The twice elected Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore faces removal from the bench, after ethics charges were filed against him by the appointed State’s Judiciary Inquiry Commission (JIC). Justice Moore will be tried by the Court of Judiciary, which is also appointed, and will be prosecuted by a private attorney paid for by JIC.

Judges in Alabama are elected by the people. In 2012, Moore was reelected as Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court, even though he was removed from that office nearly a decade ago.
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Mason Still Advising as Paranoia Runs Deep

April 14, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY— “Bizarre” is how one staffer describes the atmosphere in the Governor’s Office—depressing, angry, and paranoid, say others.

Not only is former senior advisor Rebekah Caldwell Mason continuing to advise Bentley via phone and texts, the pair is blaming Deputy Attorney General Matt Hart for all their troubles, say insiders close to the Governor.

Speaking on background, former staffers, several current staffers, and general supporters who are concerned for the administration’s future have reached out to alreporter.com to express worry over Mason’s reemergence as a “secret advisor,” and Gov. Bentley’s state of mind.
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