Strange faces off against Moore in first and only debate

September 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, Roy Moore and Luther Strange finally faced in a debate in Montgomery.

The Lincoln-Douglas style debate had no actual moderator and did not really have much disagreement on the actual issues.  The two Republican Senate candidates both enthusiastically support President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” agenda; but the two men clearly do not like each other.

Sen. Strange, R-Ala., stated early in the debate, “The President supports me,” and reiterated that point throughout his performance.  Strange said that the president will be at a rally with him in Huntsville on Friday and that Vice President Mike Pence also supports him and will be in Alabama on Monday before the election.

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Longtime West Alabama prosecutor Chris McCool announces run for Court of Criminal Appeals

July 20, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

In Alabama legal circles, you can’t go too far without hearing Chris McCool’s name. The West Alabama district attorney has been on the job for nearly two decades and has served as the president, vice president and treasurer of the Alabama District Attorney’s Association.

Now, he’s ready to change sides of the bench.

On Wednesday, McCool announced he would seek a seat on Alabama’s Court of Criminal Appeals ― a five-member panel that handles all felony and misdemeanor appeals cases in the State.

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Chris McCool, Criminal Appeals candidate, addresses St. Clair County Republicans

May 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, May 18, 2017, Court of Criminal Appeals candidate Chris McCool (R) was in St. Clair County making his appeal to the Republican Party for their support in his bid to become an appeals judge.

St. Clair County District Attorney Richard Minor (R) introduced McCool. Minor said that McCool is the District 24 District Attorney (DA) serving Fayette, Pickens, and Lamar Counties. “Chris is a man of God” and a preacher with his own Church. He has a wonderful family and he also has cattle and chickens. “He is the one to vote for.”
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Steve Marshall addresses St. Clair County Republican Party

March 17, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, March 16, 2017, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) spoke to the St. Clair County Republican Party in Moody.

Marshall is the newly appointed Attorney General, whom Governor Robert Bentley (R) appointed to the post after appointing AG Luther Strange (R) to the United States Senate creating the vacancy.

St. Clair County District Attorney Richard Minor (R) said that Steve Marshall is one of my best friends. “Of all the prosecutors in the state of Alabama Gov. Bentley chose the best prosecutor in the State of Alabama,” to be Attorney General.
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Lawmaker: Letter proves Governor knows he’s breaking the law

February 22, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

The Governor is breaking the law and he knows it.

That was the opinion of State Rep. Chris England, a former prosecutor, on social media Tuesday night, as he again challenged Gov. Robert Bentley’s plans to schedule an election to fill Jeff Sessions’ Senate seat during the General Election in 2018.

England was prompted to speak out again on Tuesday after the Governor’s legal advisors released a letter to members of the Legislature that essentially placed the blame for the long delay in holding the election on State lawmakers.
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The shadowy autocracy of the JIC, the State Supreme Court and the legal elites

November 29, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Two State Senators are offering constitutional amendments that would rein in the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) and the Court of the Judiciary (COJ).

The JIC was created to investigate, receive, initiate complaints leveled against sitting judges, and the COJ was formed to hear cases that the JIC felt needed to be adjudicated. In simple terms, the JIC acts as a prosecutor and grand jury, while the COJ is judge and jury.
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Roby Praises Gowdy’s Questioning of Comey

July 13, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, July 11, US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) warns that FBI Director James Comey’s decision not to prosecute former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D), “Is a really dangerous precedent.”

Congresswoman Roby said, “My friend & chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy,” carefully walked FBI Director James Comey through Hillary Clinton’s proven deceptions and how prosecutors (like he and Comey used to be) would generally use such actions as evidence in determining intent.
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Moore Goes to Federal Court to Sue Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission

June 1, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, May 27 the Liberty Counsel filed a federal lawsuit against the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) charging that there are constitutional challenges to the charges against Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) and the automatic removal provision of the Alabama Constitution.

The Liberty Counsel is also asking the court to immediately reinstate Chief Justice Moore.

The Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, Matt Staver, said in a statement, “The charges against Chief Justice Roy Moore must be dismissed. The JIC has no jurisdiction over an Administrative Order of the Chief Justice. Only the Alabama Supreme Court has jurisdiction, and that Court agreed with the Order. We are asking the federal court to strike down the automatic removal provision in the Alabama State Constitution and we are asking that Chief Justice Moore be immediately reinstated.”
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Hubbard Tries to Subpoena Press (Me)

January 27, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY— During Tuesday’s hearing, Hubbard’s criminal lawyer, Lance Bell, tried to turn the proceedings into an evidentiary hearing on prosecutorial misconduct, contrary to Judge Walker’s orders. Hubbard is seeking testimony from radio news gatherer and commentator, Baron Coleman, and this reporter, alleging we received Grand Jury information leaked by prosecutor Matt Hart.

Bell wants to depose Hart on the matter, arguing, because alreporter.com published a statement from Hart 13 minutes before al.com’s Mike Cason, it somehow proves a nefarious transaction between the Alabama Political Reporter and the prosecution. He also wants Judge Walker to believe that Hart leaked Grand Jury information because he inadvertently sent the motion, in which Hubbard’s attorney, J. Mark White, and his firm, asked to withdraw from the case.
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