SCOTUS hears gerrymandering case

October 4, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

A Supreme Court decision that could affect Alabama started hearing arguments today in Washington.

Gill v. Whitford involves Wisconsin’s state Legislative districts, which some have considered to be extremely partisan.

The New York Times and other national outlets reported that justices on the Supreme Court of the United States were hesitant to make any real decision in the case. Newly-appointed Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch said he didn’t think a formula could be made to combat partisan redistricting.

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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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Strange Opposes Motion To Order Same-Sex Marriage Across Alabama

March 10, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, March 9, 2015, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange (R) asked the Mobile federal court to reject a request by LGBT rights groups to, “Suddenly change a same-sex marriage lawsuit that already has been ruled upon, urging the Court not to allow the case to be certified as a class action that would force all of Alabama’s 68 probate judges to grant same-sex marriage licenses.”
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