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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Our judicial election climate requires a new litmus test for judges

June 9, 2017

By Win Johnson

One of the great benefits of living in Alabama is the ability to vote for our judges; one last bastion of our Democratic Republic. But how to vote? Here are some questions to ask a candidate for judge so you’ll know. Would you share this w/other friends, particularly those in Alabama?

Our Judicial Election Climate Requires a New Litmus Test for Judges:

With the recent appointment of a new Justice to the Alabama Supreme Court, the malicious disciplinary trial of Chief Justice Roy Moore, and the upcoming season for candidates to announce runs for judicial office, it seemed timely to give the people of Alabama some questions that they should ask candidates and judges. Also, I’m concerned about the rule of law because it has lost its plumb line, and certain judges impose their will, instead of the law, upon the rest of us. I’m concerned about the consciences of judges. How do they deal with this dilemma? The 6 questions below are a litmus test, a new, higher bar, if you will, offered in the hope that we can elect judges who will stand for the law – without compromise. Actually, they represent what should always define a judge.
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Group to file State Bar complaint against Senator Strange

April 6, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, a group of Alabama citizens announced plans to file an official complaint to the State Bar against US Senator Luther Strange (R) today, April 6, 2017 at 11:15 am.

The groups says that they are like many Alabama citizens, the group has been deeply troubled about Sen. Strange taking Governor Robert Bentley’s appointment to US Senate.

David King said, “We have to hold our political leaders accountable. Everyone in the State knows this smells fishy. We would all cry foul if a prosecutor stopped a white collar crime investigation against a corporation, only then to take a job with the corporation.”
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Ethics Commission withdraws McCalla opinion after charities line-up

December 8, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

In a unanimous vote on September 1, 2016, the Alabama Ethics Commission issued advisory opinion 2016-24, which it believed clarified the question regarding public officials soliciting lobbyists and principals for contributions to a charitable organization, operating as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

The issue was raised by the nonprofit group, Friends of McCalla.

After approving the opinion in a 5-0 vote, the Commission gave a 30-day window for public comment; however, it was extended past the 30 days to December 7.
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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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