Ousted Chief Justice Roy Moore asked Alabama's Supreme Court on Thursday to return him to office, saying his expulsion sets a dangerous precedent and forces judges to deny their oath of office and religious faith. Moore argues in legal briefs that he was removed from office because he failed a religious test in which he had to choose between his job and his allegiance to God. More >>
Mario Chalmers broke out of a shooting slump to score 10 points, lifting the Miami Heat to a 27-25 lead over the San Antonio Spurs after one quarter of Game 6 in the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.More >>
LeBron James saved a championship reign, canceled a celebration.More >>
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A final hearing is set for Tuesday in a lawsuit contesting city council election results in Tuskegee. The plaintiffs allege fraud and irregularities in the municipal election. The city said the chargesMore >>
A final hearing is set for Tuesday in a lawsuit contesting city council election results in Tuskegee. The plaintiffs allege fraud and irregularities in the municipal election. The city said the charges are not true.More >>
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A lawsuit claiming prison officials turned a blind eye to inmates smoking indoors is moving forward. The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled former inmate Jason Sweatman had the right to file a cruelMore >>
A lawsuit claiming prison officials turned a blind eye to inmates smoking indoors is moving forward. The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled former inmate Jason Sweatman had the right to file a cruel and unusual punishment claim.More >>
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says it appears the much-criticized national electronic surveillance program foiled "dozens" of terrorist plots.More >>
The U.S. foiled a plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange because of the sweeping surveillance programs at the heart of a debate over national security and personal privacy, officials said Tuesday at a rare open hearing on...More >>
Award-winning journalist and war correspondent Michael Hastings has died in a car accident in Los Angeles.More >>
Award-winning journalist and war correspondent Michael Hastings, whose unflinching reporting ended the career of a top American army general, died early Tuesday in a car accident in Los Angeles, his employer and family said.More >>
Attorney General Bill Pryor in a court filing says there was nothing unusual or illegal about the Alabama Supreme Court randomly selecting retired judges to hear the appeal of ousted Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore.
The names of the seven judges were drawn randomly to consider Moore's appeal of the Alabama Court of the Judiciary removing him from office for refusing a federal judge's order to move his 53-hundred-pound Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of the Alabama Judicial Building.
A replacement court became necessary after the eight Supreme Court justices stepped down from hearing Moore's case. Moore's attorneys filed a motion Tuesday -- objecting to the process used to select the replacement judges. The motion says that state law calls for replacements to be selected by the governor.
Pryor's response to Moore's challenge of the replacement court, filed yesterday, says Governor Riley approved of the process used to pick the new court. Pryor prosecuted Moore in his trial before the Court of the Judiciary.
Pryor acknowledged Alabama has contradicting laws dealing with the appointment of replacement justices. But he says that in recent years -- the justices have consistently appointed replacements when they have stepped down from a case.
In a seperate development, Moore's wife, Kayla, is headed back to court herself. A retrial has been granted in the auto accident suit she filed. Mrs. Moore was awarded more than $270,000 in damages following a jury trial in September. She was injured when she was hit by a car in 1999 while walking to her car in the Colonial Mall-Gadsden parking lot.
The United Services Automobile Association filed the motion for a new trial on the grounds that any suggestion during trial that a defendant is insured is prejudicial and constitutes reversible error. Retired Judge Henry W. Blizzard, who presided over the trial, last month ordered a new trial, but didn't set a date for it.
In the September trial, the verdict form submitted by the court to the jurors contained the style of the case, describing Kayla Moore as the plaintiff and the United Services Automobile Association as the defendant. Judge Blizzard's retrial order says the suggestion that the defendant is insured in the case is prejudicial and constitutes reversible error.