Alabama

Criminal Justice

Woman gets life without parole for running her 9-year-old granddaughter to death

Family Law

Woman shoots husband who entered home in violation of protective order and is herself shot by police

Criminal Justice

Jury recommends life sentence for woman convicted in granddaughter’s running death

Criminal Justice

Jury convicts grandma in child’s running death; will consider death penalty

Constitutional Law

ACLU asks judge to block Alabama law authorizing appointment of lawyers for fetuses

Constitutional Law

Alabama probate judge cites differing decisions on gay marriage, opposes federal class-action bid

Judiciary

Former state chief justice is ashamed of the fundraising process

Opening Statements

Alabamans ready yet another effort to reform the state’s supersized constitution

White-Collar Crime

Woman who lost $500K calls ex-lawyer’s 5-year sentence for stealing $10M ‘a joke’

Judiciary

Group seeks Alabama Justice Roy Moore’s phone and email records

Constitutional Law

Federal court orders Ala. judge to issue same-sex marriage licenses; new suit seeks opposite result

Constitutional Law

Alabama top court tosses probate judge’s petition seeking guidance on gay marriage

Constitutional Law

Minister arrested after trying to perform same-sex marriage at probate judge’s office

Constitutional Law

Alabama same-sex marriage battles continue as lawyers seek to force compliance with federal opinion

Family Law

Most Alabama counties refuse gay-marriage licenses after defiant order by state chief justice

Constitutional Law

Alabama chief justice orders probate judges not to marry gay couples; is it ‘a George Wallace move’?

Law in Popular Culture

Announcement of new Harper Lee book stirs excitement and ‘a whiff of controversy’

Judiciary

Complaint targets Alabama chief justice’s vow to fight ‘tyranny’ of gay-marriage rulings

Constitutional Law

Alabama chief justice: Federal ruling on gay marriage doesn’t bind state judges

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

Alabama woman gets 219-year prison sentence for role in child sex ring