At Least Two Trials Delayed for BCS Game
At least two Alabama judges have granted trial delays for lawyers who wanted to attend the Bowl Championship Series title game tonight, including one who granted a continuance in verse.
Judge Scott Vowell of Jefferson County, Ala., granted a trial delay last month, writing in rhyme in response to a poetic lawyer’s request, the Birmingham News reported at the time. Vowell’s order said: “But wait! Christmas is only two weeks away/And not much time would be lost with a short delay./The court must be fair to every side,/and last year a trial was postponed for the Tide.” The lawyer who requested the delay, LaBella Alvis, is an Auburn University Tigers fan. Her request was also in verse.
Vowell’s order follows a decision by U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose of Mobile, Ala., who granted a civil trial delay for the game last month, saying she had a “unique understanding” of the requesting lawyer’s predicament. As evidence, she attached a photograph of an unidentified young girl holding a football and wearing what appears to be an Auburn cheerleader’s outfit. The lawyer who requested the continuance, Michael Mulvaney, had attached photos taken seven years ago of his three daughters wearing Auburn football jerseys, the Birmingham News reported at the time.