Judge dismisses NAACP lawsuit challenging state’s photo ID law

January 11, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. District Judge L. Scott  Coogler issued a 69-page ruling Wednesday dismissing a lawsuit challenging Alabama’s Photo ID Law. This ruling came as a result of a lawsuit that was filed by the Alabama NAACP and the Greater Birmingham Ministries which charged that the Photo ID Law was created with a racially discriminatory purpose and violated the Voting Rights Act and the U.S. Constitution.

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Bentley Says that USDOT Discrimination Investigation is an Attempt to Politicize a Resolved Situation

December 11, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, December 9, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) on Wednesday issued a statement dismissing the US Department of Transportation’s announcement of an investigation into the closure of Alabama Driver License Offices as, “An ongoing attempt to politicize a resolved issue” and accused President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) of politicizing the situation.

robert-bentley2Gov. Bentley said, “In an ongoing attempt to politicize a resolved issue, the United States Department of Justice informed my office Tuesday of an impending investigation by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) that is in its early stages and no findings have been made. Due to legislative budget cuts, in September 2015, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) reallocated driver license examination personnel back to the district drivers license offices on a full time basis. Prior to this budget decision, these examiners, who are state employees, were traveling to each county level probate office or courthouse once or twice a week to provide the service of examination.  I made the decision in October 2015 to ensure that an examiner report to each county level office at least once a month to continue providing this service.”
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Clinton, Sewell Support NAACP Lawsuit

December 4, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) and Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D) both announced in separate statements that they support the new federal lawsuit from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) challenging Alabama’s photo voter ID law, which the NAACP claims is discriminatory.  The NAACP LDF is representing the NAACP Conference of Alabama and the Greater Birmingham Ministries, which are suing the state of Alabama, Governor Robert Bentley (R), ALEA Secretary, Spencer Collier, Attorney General Luther Strange (R), and Secretary of State John Merrill (R).
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Merrill Defends Voter ID Law

December 3, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, December 2, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill (R) issued a statement in response to the lawsuit that was filed against him, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R), Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Secretary Spencer Collier, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange (R), and the state of Alabama by Greater Birmingham Ministries and the Alabama Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) claiming that Alabama’s photo ID requirement for voting is discriminatory.
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Constitutional Commission Seeks to Eliminate Judicial Review from Public School Language

September 26, 2013

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

On August 8, the Alabama Constitutional Revision Commission adopted a proposal to change the constitutional language addressing the right of Alabama’s children to a public school education.

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What has caused great alarm among educators and those who have worked for honest constitutional reform is the fact that the commission has eliminated the right of judicial review from this section of code.

The adopted proposal of Section 256 now reads,
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Scott Walker and Ed Shultz come to Alabama

August 21, 2013

By Beth Clayton
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY–On Friday, people from across Alabama will come together for an up-close and personal opportunity with two nationally-known political figures.

The Alabama GOP will host Governor Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) as the keynote speaker at their $150-per-plate summer dinner at the Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery.

ALGOP Chairman Bill Armistead alluded to Walker’s unofficial-but-widely-suspected bid for President in 2016, saying that he and his wife are “not ashamed” to be “strong conservative Christians with ‘Alabama Values.'”
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