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AG appeals to State Supreme Court to remove judge from Victoryland case

TUSKEGEE, AL (WSFA) -

Attorney General Luther Strange has taken the next step forward with a goal of removing Macon County Circuit Court Judge Tom Young from the VictoryLand Forfeiture case.

AG Strange filed a Writ of Mandamus with the State Supreme Court - asking the higher court to step in and force Judge Young to recuse him from the case due to a personal bias.

AG Strange penned in the writ, "The State has a clear legal right to Judge Young's recusal, and he has an imperative duty to recuse," challenging the Circuit Court Judge's ability to remain impartial on the issue given past legal rulings he's made.

"This mandamus petition is necessary because a reasonable person would question whether the judge currently assigned to the case can dispense justice with the required degree of fairness," wrote Strange in the document. "Judge Tom Young already has twice failed to fully comply with this Court's orders relating to the case at hand. He has criticized this court's decision requiring him to issue a search warrant relating to this matter. And he has questioned the State's motives in bringing this case..."

DOCUMENT: State Mandamus Petition

Attorney General Strange previously appealed to Judge Young himself to step away from the case. Judge Young responded saying AG Strange's claim of personal and judicial prejudice was unfounded.

Defense attorneys for VictoryLand have accused Attorney General Strange of "judge shopping" and have urged the AG's office to "stop playing games."

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