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363 ABA Journal Alabama articles.

Afternoon Briefs: Dentons merges with another firm; dad can’t be banned from procreating, court rules

Dentons will combine with Alabama law firm

Dentons has announced that it will combine with Sirote & Permutt, an Alabama law firm with 86 lawyers and offices in five locations.…

For first time in history, federal government carried out more civilian executions than all 50 states

Ten federal inmates were executed this year as a result of a push by the Department of Justice, putting the total number of federal executions above that of all 50 states combined.

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…

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