Moore says he will accept appointment to Senate

Roy Moore is surrounded by supporters and media after leaving the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday October 27, 2016 as the lottery is held to pick the judges who will hear his appeal.

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY, ALA.—Thursday, January 12, 2017, suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) told WIAT that he will accept Governor Robert Bentley’s appointment to the United States Senate, should he be chosen.

“I would be honored to accept such a position, if offered,” Moore said. “I think that I have the qualifications for such. I know the Constitution. I understand the Constitution

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Brewbaker bill will end judicial override in capital murder cases

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

In Alabama, even when a jury recommends someone only receive life in prison, a trial judge in a capital murder case can ignore that recommendation and impose the death penalty. Sen. Dick Brewbaker (R-Montgomery) wants to change this practice, known as “judicial override.”

“The US Supreme Court has made it pretty clear that they do not like it and think this is a bad practice,&#8221

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APR’s Top 5 Under-reported stories of 2016

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By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Over the past year, APR has broken a number of prominent, statewide stories.

While many of those have been picked up by other news outlets – some of them lifted nearly verbatim from APR’s website without attribution – a few stories have gone almost unnoticed and with little follow-up from more traditional outlets.

These stories are important and involve millions of dollars of taxpayer money

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Moore allies file amicus briefs

Roy Moore is surrounded by supporters and media after leaving the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday October 27, 2016 as the lottery is held to pick the judges who will hear his appeal.

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

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Alabama Supreme Court denies Greenetrack

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, December 23, 2016, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled unanimously that electronic bingo is illegal within the State of Alabama.

In the case State of Alabama v. 825 Electronic Gambling Devices, et al., Greenetrack, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled in favor of the State, reversing a lower court judgment siding with the casino. As a result, the State of Alabama is allowed to destroy the electronic

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Eight Alabama judges file amicus brief supporting Roy Moore

Roy Moore is surrounded by supporters and media after leaving the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday October 27, 2016 as the lottery is held to pick the judges who will hear his appeal.

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, December 14, 2016, eight current and retired Alabama judges filed an amicus curiae in support of suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) who is suing the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) over his recent suspension.

The judges state several points…

First they are subject to the same disciplinary standards and process used by the JIC and the Court of the Judiciary

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Moore Defense asserts JIC exceeded authority

Roy Moore and his attorney and supporters walk out of the Supreme Court Chamber, in Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday October 27, 2016 before the lottery is held to pick the judges who will hear his appeal.

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, December 14, 2016, lawyers for suspended Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) filed a 95-page brief with the specially selected panel of judges at the Alabama Supreme Court.

Moore is represented by Liberty Counsel. The Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel Mat Staver said, “The brief dismantles the trumped up charges against Chief Justice Roy Moore. The JIC did

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After more than a decade, Acting Chief Justice Lyn Stuart receives back pay

Lyn Stuart, acting Chief Justice, looks on during the lottery to pick the judges who will hear the Roy Moore appeal at the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery, Ala. on Thursday October 27, 2016.

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Since becoming Acting Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Lyn Stuart finally achieved something that took 12 years to accomplish. On September 7, 2016, Stuart received $17,651 in backpay from 2004, according to the Open Alabama Checkbook.

How did Stuart earn backpay from 12 years ago and how was Associate Justice Mike Bolin key to her receiving it?

Under Alabama Code Title 12-10A-1 (d)(1

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Roy Moore speaks to Constitution Party

Roy Moore is surrounded by supporters and media after leaving the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday October 27, 2016 as the lottery is held to pick the judges who will hear his appeal.

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Friday, December 9, 2016, the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Roy Moore (R) addressed the fall National Meeting of the Constitution Party at the University of Alabama at Huntsville. The two-time Chief Justice is presently under suspension by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary for violating the canons of judicial ethics. Moore discussed constitutional principles and the controversial

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Roy Moore to deliver keynote address at Constitution Party National Committee meeting

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Constitution Party will be holding its National Committee Meeting in Huntsville at the Bevill Center on Friday and Saturday: December 9 and 10, 2016. Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) will be the keynote speaker at the Friday night banquet.

2016 Constitution Party candidate for President, Darrell Castel, will also be speaking at the event.

The Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court

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