Rogers reacts to Supreme Court decision on President’s travel ban

June 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, June 26, 2017 the United States Supreme Court struck down in part the preliminary injunction against President Trump’s Terrorist Travel Ban. U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R from Saks) supports the decision.

Congressman Rogers wrote in a statement, “Today the Supreme Court rightly allowed most of President Trump’s plan to secure America from Islamic extremists to go into effect. I am confident President Trump will prevail on the merits of the case when it is heard in the high court’s October term.”
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Judge Moore wants full repeal of Obamacare

June 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, November 22, 2017, former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) said that he supports the full repeal of Obamacare and suggested that the Senate healthcare plan released on Thursday is an “in name only” repeal of the controversial 2010 healthcare bill.

Chief Justice Moore said in a statement, “As I stated over a month ago, I will oppose any bill that does not fully repeal Obamacare. We knew from day one that the concept of Obamacare was doomed to fail just as socialized medicine has failed in every country where it has been implemented.”
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Jay Mitchell running for Alabama Supreme Court

June 6, 2017

By Staff Report
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, June 5, 2017, Jay Mitchell announced today that he will run as a Republican for Associate Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court place 4 in 2018.

Mitchell said in a statement, “I have a strong commitment to the rule of law. The people of Alabama deserve to have Justices on the Supreme Court who know the law, will faithfully apply the law as written, and will uphold the Constitution and the principles on which our nation was founded. That is the kind of Justice I will be. If elected, I will serve the people of Alabama with integrity, passion, and fidelity to the law.”
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Gov. Kay Ivey appoints William Sellers to Alabama Supreme Court

May 26, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, May 25, 2017, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey appointed William B. Sellers to the Alabama Supreme Court as an Associate Justice.

Ivey said, “I am extremely pleased to appoint Will Sellers to the Alabama Supreme Court. I cannot think of an individual who is more qualified, capable and who exemplifies the qualities of a true public servant. His conservative principles and commitment to the rule of law along with his commitment to his family, church and community are foundations that make him uniquely qualified for the position of Associate Justice.”
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Ivey Administration waylaid by privateers and scalawags

May 8, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Over the past 18 months, political upheaval in Alabama has ruined lives, shattered faith in our institutions and still the stench of corruption hangs around the neck of the body politic like a rotting corpse.

Russell Kirk, one of the founders of the traditional conservative movement in America in the late 20th Century believed, “A society in which men and women are governed by belief in an enduring moral order, by a strong sense of right and wrong, by personal convictions about justice and honor, will be a good society whatever political machinery it may utilize.” He also rightly surmised, “[A] society in which men and women are morally adrift, ignorant of norms, and intent chiefly upon gratification of appetites, will be a bad society.”
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Tom Parker is running for Chief Justice

April 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, Alabama: Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker (R) announced that he is running for Chief Justice.

Justice Parker said in a statement, “For twelve years I’ve been honored to serve as a strong, conservative voice on the Alabama Supreme Court. Today, I’m announcing my campaign for Chief Justice of Alabama in the 2018 Primary Election, to succeed Judge Roy Moore, who was unlawfully removed from office.”
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Roy Moore is running for US Senate

April 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) announced that he is running for the US Senate seat in this year’s Special Election. Moore joins a crowded Republican field that includes: state Representative Ed Henry (R-Hartselle), US Senator Luther Strange (R), and former Alabama Christian Coalition President Randy Brinson. Marijuana legalization activist Ron Crumpton has announced that he is running as a Democrat.
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Week 9: Alabama Legislative Report — April 21

April 24, 2017

Contributed by Beth Marietta Lyons
Lyons Law Firm

The Alabama Legislature convened in Session for Day 18 of the annual Regular Session on Tuesday, April 18, held 24 committee meetings throughout the week, and convened in Session on Thursday for Day 19.

There have been 944 bills introduced to date.

The Legislature will return to Montgomery on Tuesday, April 25 for Legislative Day 20 of the Session with the House convening at 1:00 p.m. and the Senate convening at 2:00 p.m.

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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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