Court rules in favor of Judge Tom Parker

September 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, Alabama Supreme Court Associate Justice Tom Parker (R) won a major Federal court victory in his case challenging the Alabama judicial canons of conduct, which prevent a judge from exercising his free speech rights.

In a ruling issued by Judge W. Keith Watkins of the Middle District of Alabama in Parker v Judicial Inquiry Commission, the court found that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) complaint against Justice Parker was an attempt to have a government agency restrict Justice Parker’s free speech rights.

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Justice Tom Parker’s free speech suit continues

September 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, September 1, 2017 an Alabama Federal District Court rejected a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Alabama Supreme Court Associate Justice, Tom Parker (R). Justice Parker is alleging that a complaint brought against him by the Montgomery based Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) violated his free speech rights. The JIC and former Alabama Attorney General, Luther Strange (R) filed motions to dismiss Justice Parker’s suit, but the court rejected the motions to dismiss.   Justice Parker has stated a claim that the Alabama Canons of Judicial Ethics violate his First Amendment right to free speech.

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Judge Moore not bowed by threats from DC elites, says spokesperson

May 9, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

A Washington, DC campaign consulting firm recently pulled out of its contract with Judge Roy Moore after the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) threatened to blackball any shop that worked against its handpicked candidate, Senator Luther Strange. Now, conservatives in Alabama can add elite Washington, DC Republicans to the long list of those who are working to stop Moore’s political career.

“The Beltway establishment is trying to sabotage Judge Moore’s campaign, but they will fail,” said Moore’s Communications Director, Dean Young. According to Young, a very dedicated Moore supporter and well known South Alabama conservative firebrand, “I count it as a good thing. Number one, because they have identified who their candidate [Strange] is and that’s not going to play well down here.” Young added, “They must have missed the 2016 Presidential election when Alabamians overwhelmingly voted for Donald Trump to drain the swamp they call home.”
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Reactions to court ruling: Chief Justice Moore and wife receive death threat

April 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

There is no more polarizing figure in Alabama Politics than suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore (R). Moore is admired by many in Alabama and despised by many in Alabama; but almost everyone knows who Roy Moore is and has an opinion on the best known jurist in Alabama history…..a strong statement given that Alabama history includes: Howell Heflin, Perry Hooper Sr., and Hugo Black. On Wednesday the Special Supreme Court upheld Moore’s suspension by the Court of the Judiciary.
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Roy Moore maintains innocence even after court rules against him

April 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, April 19, 2017, suspended Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Roy Moore (R) had intended to chastise the Special Supreme Court for not deciding his case; but 45 minutes before the scheduled press conference in the old Alabama Supreme Court room in Alabama’s 1859 Capitol complex, the Court released its’ ruling upholding the Chief Justice’s suspension by the Court of the Judiciary (COJ).
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Family Advocacy Day draws pro-family Legislators

March 1, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, February 28, 2017, an estimated one hundred people gathered in front of Alabama’s historic state Capital Building for Family Advocacy Day.

Rev. Tom Ford said we are here to thank God for his grace. Society is based on three pillars: the family, the church, and the State. When the family goes, the church follows, and then the State.

State Representative Matt Fridy (R-Montevallo) said they plan to bring pro-Life and pro-family legislation that we are bringing forward this session.
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Suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore asks to cancel oral arguments

February 23, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY — Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has asked the Special Supreme Court tasked with hearing his appeal to expedite his case and decide his appeal on previously filed briefs.

In a motion filed Wednesday, Moore’s attorneys asked the Court to waive oral arguments and consider the appeal on its merits. Oral arguments were previously set for April 26, 2017.

Moore argues that the scheduling of oral arguments in April presents a great financial hardship for him and his family.

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Pryor named as finalist for Supreme Court

January 26, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, former Alabama Attorney General William H. “Bill” Pryor Jr. (R), currently an eleventh circuit appeals court judge, was named as one of the finalists to fill the US Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of conservative jurist, Antonin Scalia

Trump told reporters on Wednesday, “I’ll be making my decision this week. We’ll be announcing next week. We have outstanding candidates, and we will pick a truly great Supreme Court justice.” Read More

Judicial reform: Why the JIC and COJ must go in 2017

January 12, 2017

By Maggie Ford

On January 6, 2016, Chief Justice Roy Moore issued a factual and legal Administrative Order. Since then, we have seen the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) file charges against him because of it.

They also shared confidential information with The Montgomery Advertiser and The New York Times, and displayed a conflict of interest by using $75,000 of taxpayer money to hire the formal legal director of the Southern Poverty Law Center – the organization that filed the original complaints – as their prosecuting attorney (despite the one they already had). Read More

Moore allies file amicus briefs

December 29, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, December 20, 2016, four amicus briefs have been filed on behalf of suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore (R), who is appealing his judicial suspension by the Court of the Judiciary (COJ) in September for the remainder of his term, which ends January 2019.

One brief was filed by the United States Justice Foundation. That brief states that it was improper to use Chief Justice Moore’s 2003 case as evidence of his intent to order probate judges to disregard federal orders in this case, and that the text of the Administrative Order at issue in this appeal does not support the COJ’s conclusions. They claim that the JIC did not meet its burden to establish Justice Moore’s guilt by clear and convincing evidence. Read More

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