Petition urges Amazon to stop selling controversial book co-authored by Roy Moore as a “textbook”

December 6, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

A petition urging Amazon to relabel a controversial book, co-authored by Roy Moore, which included a lecture that states women shouldn’t run for public office, has reached more than 17,000 signatures on an online petition site.

The petition calls on Amazon — which labeled the book and its accompanying study course as a “textbook — to relabel the work as something else other than a “textbook.” The study course, titled “Law and Government: An Introductory Study Course,” is still for sale on Amazon.

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Alabama’s Last Execution Was An Atrocity

October 28, 2016

By Stephen Cooper
Alabama Political Reporter

The last time Alabama played God, executing death row inmate Christopher Brooks by lethal injection on January 21, 2016, The Montgomery Advertiser and al.com published a column of mine in which I wrote:

“Initial reports out of Alabama are that the execution went as ‘smoothly’ as killing a reasonably healthy 43-year-old man can go. In any event, it appears there was no visible evidence Brooks suffered bodily distress as the lethal drugs were administered, prompting Alabama Prison Commissioner Jeff Dunn to say that the execution with the controversial sedative drug midazolam ‘went exactly as planned[.]” (See Executions are hardly an exact science, on February 8, 2016, and Courts denied phone to attorneys of man condemned to death, on February 9, 2016).

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