New poll has Moore leading Jones Senate race by eight points

October 16, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The special general election is now 60 days away, and Republican former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore appears to have a solid eight point lead over Democrat Clinton-era U.S. Attorney Doug Jones. Moore is leading in the poll by eight percentage points.

This poll was performed jointly by Montgomery-based Cygnal and L2, a national nonpartisan voter data and analytics provider.

“This race between Moore and Jones looks a lot like the Moore-Strange competition of the past few months. At this point, the data shows the result will be the same for Judge Moore come December,” Cygnal President Brent Buchanan said.

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2018 Legislative Session just 92 days away

October 9, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Halloween is not here yet, and most people are just beginning their Christmas shopping list. That said, it is time to begin preparing for the 2018 Legislative Session. The 2018 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature begins early this year so that the members can go out and campaign ahead of the June 5, 2018 major party primaries.

This Session begins on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, and must end no later than Monday, April 23, 2018 at midnight. If both Houses pass both the Education (ETF) and State General Fund budgets, they can leave earlier than that.

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Bill to take State out of Marriage License Business passes Senate

March 8, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, March 6, 2017, the Alabama Senate passed SB20, sponsored by Senator Greg Albritton (R-Bay Minette) that would end marriage licensing in Alabama.

Sen. Albritton said previously, “This bill does not denigrate marriage. This bill does not de-sanctify marriage. This bill does not change the definition of marriage. All my bill does is to change the procedure for individuals to obtain a marriage.”

Albritton said that currently you go to the Probate Judges office to get a marriage license from the State of Alabama, this bill just removes the licensure part out of the process. This bill does not de-sanctify marriage, because the State can not sanctify marriage. Albritton’s bill would make it where you simply fill out a form with the signatures of the two people being married, the person performing the procedure, and two witnesses.
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Federal Judge Dismisses Chief Justice Moore’s Suit

August 5, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, August 4, 2016, US District Judge Harold Albritton issued a ruling stating the federal court will abstain from deciding the constitutionality of the automatic removal provision in the Alabama Constitution.

The Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Roy Moore (R) sued the State’s Judiciary Inquiry Commission (JIC) in Federal court in May arguing that the automatic removal provision is unconstitutional. Alabama is the only state that has a provision in which judges are automatically removed from the bench when the JIC files a complaint, no matter how minor the complaint. The judge is removed from the bench until a final resolution.
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Federal Judge Will Rule on Chief Justice Moore’s Motion Without a Hearing

August 4, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 U.S. District Judge Harold Albritton informed the lawyers that he had what he needed to decide the Judicial Inquiry Commission’s (JIC) motion to dismiss Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s (R) federal complaint.

After Alabama’s JIC charged and suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore, the conservative Chief Justice sued the JIC in federal court in May arguing that the automatic provision is unconstitutional. Alabama is the only state that has a provision in which judges are automatically removed from the bench when the JIC files a complaint no matter how minor the complaint may be. The judge is removed from the bench until a final resolution.
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Where is the Supreme Court of Alabama?

October 2, 2015

By Eunie Smith
President, Eagle Forum of Alabama

Dr. John H. Killian, Sr.
Former President of the Alabama Baptist State Convention

It has been three months since the Supreme Court of the United States rocked the nation with their landmark opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges, which purported to redefine marriage to include two adults of the same-sex and force that redefinition on “320 million Americans” as Justice Antonin Scalia disparaged in his dissent.
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Byrne Comments on Pope’s Address to Congress

September 25, 2015

 

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, September 24, Pope Francis addressed a rare joint session of both Houses of the US Congress.  Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose) issued a statement in response to Pope Francis’s speech to the joint session of Congress.

US Representative Byrne said, “As one of the most influential moral leaders in the world, it was an honor to welcome Pope Francis to the Capitol for today’s historic address.  I was pleased Pope Francis addressed a number of important issues like the need to support pro-life policies and stand up for traditional families. I also share the Pope’s concerns about helping Americans who remain stuck in poverty. I believe the time has come to once again reform our nation’s welfare programs to ensure they are actually helping the Americans who need them the most.”
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Flight Logs, Social Media Show No Signs of Bentley’s Marital Distress

September 21, 2015

 

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Official Flight logs and social media postings by the Governor and the First Lady Dianne Bentley, from January to August, show the First Couple taking trips together and exchanging sweet words and warm kindnesses with each other.

Beginning around the New Year, rumors about troubles in the Bentley’s marriage began to spread in political circles.  By Spring, they were a mainstay of the political rumor mill. Only with the announcement of Mrs. Bentley’s divorce filing at the end of August did the chattering class find so-called evidence to bolster their speculation. However, since the initial press coverage on the divorce filing on August 28 and forward, no facts have been uncovered to support the rumors of an extra-marital liaison by the Governor or the impending separation.
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Sessions Launches Blistering Attack on Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling

June 27, 2015

 

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

US Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) said that the founders did not authorize judges to amend the constitution in response to the landmark US Supreme Court order claiming that the 1865 14th amendment redefined marriage.

Senator Sessions wrote, “The Supreme Court has become a Supreme Legislature. They have not only rewritten the laws of the 50 United States, but have redefined a sacred and ancient institution. The Framers provided only two means of amending the Constitution: an amendment must be proposed through either a two-thirds vote of the House and Senate or a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the states, and either must then be ratified by three-fourths of the states. They did not authorize judges to amend the Constitution. Five judges have neither the moral nor legal authority to decide for themselves that the heritage which gave birth to our nation should be supplanted with their own fleeting views of contemporary events.”
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Roy Moore to Speak to Kimberly Church on Sunday

June 27, 2015

 

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) will be speaking to the congregation at the Kimberly Church of God on June 28. During this “God & Country Celebration”, Chief Justice Moore will speak about embattled America, traditional marriage, family values  and will lead a prayer service for our nation.

Following the United States Supreme Court ruling on Friday in Obergefell v. Hodges the conservative Chief Justice has made national headlines for his remarks.
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