Appointed Chief Justice Lyn Stuart to run for a full term

October 24, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Chief Justice Lyn Stuart (R) announced that she is seeking election as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.

Stuart has been a judge for 29 years and has served on the Alabama Supreme Court since 2001. She was appointed chief justice by Governor Kay Ivey (R) in April 2017, after former Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) retired to run for U.S. Senate.  Stuart was already an associate justice and had been the acting chief justice since Moore had been suspended for failing to order Alabama’s probate judges to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.  When Ivey formally elevated Stuart, she appointed Montgomery attorney Will Sellers (R) to the Court to fill Stuart’s seat.

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Steve Bannon, Phil Robertson to rally with Moore in Fairhope Monday night

September 25, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday night, the Roy Moore for U.S. Senate campaign will be hosting a Faith and Family rally with Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty, former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and a surprise special guest.

Steve Bannon is the executive chairman of Breitbart News, and until recently, he was President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist. Bannon, who has only done one interview since leaving the White House, according to some sources, will do a live interview with Fox News star host Sean Hannity during the event. Hannity, like a growing number of conservative-thought leaders, is headed to Alabama Monday night to campaign for Moore in a fierce runoff election.

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Court rules in favor of Judge Tom Parker

September 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, Alabama Supreme Court Associate Justice Tom Parker (R) won a major Federal court victory in his case challenging the Alabama judicial canons of conduct, which prevent a judge from exercising his free speech rights.

In a ruling issued by Judge W. Keith Watkins of the Middle District of Alabama in Parker v Judicial Inquiry Commission, the court found that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) complaint against Justice Parker was an attempt to have a government agency restrict Justice Parker’s free speech rights.

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Justice Tom Parker’s free speech suit continues

September 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, September 1, 2017 an Alabama Federal District Court rejected a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Alabama Supreme Court Associate Justice, Tom Parker (R). Justice Parker is alleging that a complaint brought against him by the Montgomery based Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) violated his free speech rights. The JIC and former Alabama Attorney General, Luther Strange (R) filed motions to dismiss Justice Parker’s suit, but the court rejected the motions to dismiss.   Justice Parker has stated a claim that the Alabama Canons of Judicial Ethics violate his First Amendment right to free speech.

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Parker: Supreme Court ruling has a positive effect on Alabama

June 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, June 26, 2017, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Church in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer , which banned discrimination against religious non-profits.

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker (R) explained the impact of today’s decision by the US Supreme Court in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer, which banned discrimination against religious non-profits. Justice Parker said in a statement, “Today’s ruling has a positive effect on Alabama. Although the Court did not address it, Missouri’s action against the church was based upon its state constitutional version of the Blaine Amendment.”
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Government by default

June 12, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Currently, our State’s Governor, Chief Justice, and Attorney General were not elected to the positions they now hold.

These individuals obtained their current high status because of either scandal or corruption. Their ascendency by default is not meant to disparage these people in any way, but to highlight this unprecedented situation (As is the State’s junior U.S. Senator and an associate supreme court justice).
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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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The hypocrisy isn’t even surprising anymore

February 23, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

If you have dealt in politics for any length of time, you have come to expect hypocrisy.

It’s as natural as breathing.

You come to expect politicians to complain about certain groups out of one side of their mouths, then use the other side of their mouths to beg those same groups for money.

You expect righteous indignation from some politicians at the mere suggestion that they’re secretly in bed with certain groups, and you know full well that the louder the protest, the more likely it is that that politician is so deep in bed with that group, he’s underneath the fitted sheet.
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Alabama Supreme Court rules that unborn children are “human beings”

January 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Friday, December 30, 2016, the Alabama Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of the plaintiff in a wrongful death lawsuit against an OB/GYN accused of contributing to the death of a woman’s unborn child.

The court found that the trial court erred in dismissing Alabama resident Kimberly Stinett’s claim alleging the wrongful death of her unborn baby and granting summary judgement in favor of Karla Kennedy, M.D., on lack-of-proof-causation grounds. Read More

Two Senate bills introduced to rein in JIC, COJ

November 28, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

The prosecution and permanent suspension of Chief Justice Roy Moore has caused several lawmakers to question the legitimacy, even the need for the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) and the Court of the Judiciary (COJ).

The COJ ruling in Judge Moore’s case is under appeal before a specially appointed Supreme Court. However, acting chief justice Lyn Stuart has barred Moore from his office, fired his staff and, reportedly, scheduled a new official Supreme Court photograph.
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