Alabama

346 ABA Journal Alabama articles.

DOJ rule change would allow some executions by firing squad and electrocution
The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday published a final rule change that would allow federal executions to be carried out in any manner allowed in the state where the death sentence was imposed.
Years of service: Mark Daniel Maloney reflects on journey with Rotary International

“It is an opportunity to connect while you are doing good in the world,” says Mark Daniel Maloney, a member of Blackburn, Maloney and Schuppert and now the immediate past president of Rotary International. “It is wonderful to be a volunteer, but you go in and you perform the service, and you leave.”

Afternoon Briefs: District attorney is accused of plotting truck theft; husband and wife lawyers sue over gun photo

District attorney is accused of hiring his kids, conspiring to steal truck

Lee County, Alabama, District Attorney Brandon Hughes has been charged with illegally hiring his children and lying to…

4 Alabama justices urge SCOTUS to overturn Roe v. Wade
The Roe v. Wade ruling finding a constitutional right to abortion was “pulled out of thin air,” according to four Alabama justices who used a special concurrence to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the opinion.
Judge acknowledges his disparaging reference to governor was ‘idiotic’
In an April order that is just now gaining exposure, a judge in Mobile, Alabama, referred to Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey as "Gov. MeMaw."
SCOTUS allows Alabama to ban curbside voting
Three U.S. Supreme Court justices dissented Wednesday when the high court allowed Alabama’s secretary of state to ban curbside voting.
Supreme Court reinstates witness requirement for mail-in ballots in South Carolina
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday reinstated a South Carolina requirement for voters who use mail-in ballots to obtain the signature of a witness.
Afternoon Briefs: Whole Foods sued over Black Lives Matter masks policy; NLRB makes firing activist workers easier

Whole Foods Market is sued over crackdown on workers’ Black Lives Matter masks

A discrimination lawsuit filed against Whole Foods Market on Monday contends that the grocery chain selectively enforces…

Black veteran faces 5-year sentence after bringing his medical pot into Alabama

A Black Iraq war veteran is facing five years in prison after a police officer arrested him for bringing medical marijuana into Alabama and liquor into a partly dry county.

Afternoon Briefs: Michael Cohen sent back to jail; former state chief justice’s suit against actor can proceed

Trump’s former personal lawyer returns to jail after refusing home confinement terms

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, was returned to jail Thursday after refusing to sign a…

Afternoon Briefs: Michael Flynn judge seeks rehearing; Florida judge’s nude photos at issue

Judge asks full DC Circuit to reconsider Flynn order

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan wants another chance to persuade a federal appeals court to allow him to scrutinize a prosecution…

SCOTUS blocks judge’s order easing Alabama voting restrictions
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday night blocked a judge’s ruling that eases absentee voting requirements in Alabama for an upcoming election.
Afternoon Briefs: New charges filed in George Floyd case; state chief justice decries court system bias

Officer faces increased charge in George Floyd case; others also charged

Prosecutors have added an upgraded charge against the Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd by pressing…

Court security officer is shot and killed; courthouses damaged throughout US
Two Federal Protective Service officers were shot outside the federal courthouse in Oakland, California, on Friday night. Only one survived, and he is in critical condition.
Law grad, age 19, could become youngest lawyer in modern Alabama history
Seth Harding is working as a law clerk at the Beasley Allen Law Firm in its Montgomery, Alabama, office and studying for the state bar.

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