The shape of things to come?

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Several decisions over the next few weeks and months could significantly affect Alabama’s future for generations. Among these are, the appointment of Senator Jeff Sessions’ replacement, the Special Supreme Court’s ruling in Chief Justice Roy Moore’s appeal and the findings of the Montgomery Grand Jury concerning Governor Robert Bentley.

Bentley is publicly holding casting-calls

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JIC’s bogus, twisted excuses for denying records in Moore case

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

The Special Alabama Supreme Court appointed to hear the appeal of Chief Justice Roy Moore suspension on December 7, sent an order to the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) giving them fourteen days to show cause as to why the Motion to Intervene and Unseal filed by The Alabama Political Reporter should not be granted.

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The JIC on Monday, December 19, answered the court, claiming it had a constitutional

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Chief Justice Roy Moore files brief in appeal to Special Supreme Court

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 Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has sent his first brief to the 7-member Special Supreme Court that will hear the appeals case over his suspension in September for violating judicial ethics.

The 95-page brief, filed by his attorneys at the Liberty Counsel on his behalf, argues that the Court of the Judiciary overstepped its authority by

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The shadowy autocracy of the JIC, the State Supreme Court and the legal elites

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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

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Thanksgiving Day brings little to be thankful for in State government

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

For those who honestly care about the future of our State, there are few bright spots this Thanksgiving. Even as we engage in polite conversation over turkey and dressing or pecan pie, the subject will naturally turn to the state of the State.

While, “Who will replace Senator Jeff Sessions and the political dominos to follow” is a fun parlor game, it’s the nagging reality that Governor

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Will Chief Justice Roy Moore Be Denied Equal Justice?

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Chief Justice Roy Moore has been suspended for the rest of his term in office, which permanently removes him from the bench forever (Moore will be aged-out by a State statute that caps eligibility to run for a judgeship after 70).

The Alabama Supreme Court is refusing to unseal the records in his case, denying the public the right to know all the facts that led to his suspension.
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Moore’s Court Records: What Are They Hiding?

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By Susan Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—All the records related to the suspension of Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy S. Moore are currently being held under seal. On Wednesday, The Alabama Political Reporter, through its attorneys Ed and Morgan Cunningham, filed to intervene in the case, seeking an order to unseal all of the documents.

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“We believe the public not only has a right to know, but the

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Moore Asks That Media Demand His Case Be Unsealed

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore issued a statement urging the unsealing of the case that underlies his motion for the recusal of certain current and former Supreme Court justices.

Chief Justice Moore stated, “The public is entitled to know what the Alabama Supreme Court has done in secret and to understand why the justices that participated in

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A Dark Omen Rises From Moore Trial

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Those politicos and advocates who follow history should mark Friday, September 30,2016 on their calendars and note it as the day the State of Alabama changed due to the suspension of Chief Justice Roy S. Moore from the Alabama Supreme Court.

There is no reason for anyone on either side of this issue to celebrate. By suspending Judge Moore, the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) and the Court of the

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Chief Justice Moore expected to Appeal Suspension

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, October 1, 2016, Dr. Tom Ford, spokesperson for Sanctity of Marriage Alabama called the Court of the Judiciary (COJ) a “kangaroo court” in response to the Court of the Judiciary’s (COJ) decision to suspend the elected Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Roy Moore for the rest of his term.

Dr. Ford said in a statement, “On Friday we witnessed not only the collective

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