Hubbard’s Post-Trial Snoozer

September 4, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

OPELIKA—While searching for any thread of an argument that might lead to a new trial for convicted felon Mike Hubbard—once the most powerful politico in the state—attorney Bill Baxley whined, fretted and accused state prosecutors of blindsiding, bushwhacking and bamboozling his client.

Having written about Hubbard’s misdeeds since late 2012, the courtroom drama ending with his conviction makes Baxley’s latest attempt at the September 2 hearing feel like Hubbard trial 2.0 ad nauseam. Only Baxley’s fantastical leaps of legal logic and strained linguistic gymnastics kept the proceedings remotely interesting. Baxley argued several points, only winning on one issue with Judge Walker’s ruling that Hubbard would not be required to pay $1.125 million in restitution, as the prosecution asked.
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No Charges Against Hillary Clinton; So There, Hillary Haters

July 6, 2016

By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

Hillary haters must be banging their heads against the wall today.

Many predicted indictments against presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton over her use of a personal e-mail server during her tenure as Secretary of State.

FBI Director James Comey ended their giddy wishes Tuesday when he recommended no charges be filed against Clinton on the email question.

In 25 years of public office, probably no couple has been vilified and investigated as much as the Clintons. No accusation has ever stuck.
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