By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter
The fate of the criminal investigation of Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard and others, rests in the hands of the nine Justices of the Alabama Supreme Court. The Court has been asked by indicted lawmaker, Rep. Barry Moore, to declare the Grand Jury in Lee County improperly impaneled. If the Court agrees with Moore, the entire investigation will have been in vain and Hubbard and his cronies might just subvert justice with the help of the State’s highest court.
Justice is the bedrock of the Judeo – Christian faith, and the very foundation on which civil societies are formed. Without justice, the rule of law is simply a tool by which tyrants pacify the masses.
It is said that there are only two times in a persons life when they should expect fair and equal treatment: when the individual stands before a court of law and when they stand before their maker.
The people of Alabama should expect fair and equal treatment, especially by a court led by Chief Justice Roy Moore. Most Alabamians believe that Chief Justice Moore is an honest jurist, who reveres the law. Most believe that those elected to the State’s highest court are the same. However, in Montgomery, many think that justice can be bought and sold in much the same way that legislation has become a commodity under the reign of Speaker Hubbard.
As Speaker of the House, Hubbard has certainly proven that legislation can be purchased for a price. Now, he and his allies are at work to measure the cost of thwarted justice.
The nervous rumor around the Capitol is that the Supreme Court will side with Rep. Moore on a technicality, leaving the door open for Hubbard to escape. However, many attorneys believe that the entire code of Alabama would need to be rewritten, to allow such a travesty of justice to prevail.
Saint Augustine said that “In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?”
Would the Supreme Court of Alabama allow the thuggish elites of the State continue to rob the people of our State for own personal gain?
The men and women of the Supreme Court hold a lofty and weighty position. We count on them putting the law above all else. It is widely known that the law and justice can sometimes be at odds; just watch the antics of any good trail lawyer.
Those of us who want to see a brighter tomorrow for all of the people of our State, are watching almost breathlessly to see how the Court rules in the matter of Rep. Moore.
The future of our State may very well rest in the hands of those men and women with whom we have entrusted with the law.
Let us pray, that their actions will be so principled, as to wish it were so, for the whole world…. and justice for all.