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Alabama

363 ABA Journal Alabama articles.

AL Prosecutor Rebuked By State AG

An Alabama prosecutor who testified in support of a convicted murderer in his successful appeal of his death sentence has been rebuked by the state attorney general.

Robert E. Owens,…

Katrina Tax Break Promotes Luxe Condos

Federal tax breaks billed as providing rebuilding aid for areas of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama that were devastated by Hurricane Katrina are promoting construction of luxurious homes far inland.

As…

Girl, 11, in DUI Case, Clocks 100 in Chase

An 11-year-old Florida girl has been charged with drunken driving after a high-speed chase in Alabama in which she clocked more than 100 mph before sideswiping another vehicle and crashing…

Convicted Governor Blames Karl Rove for Recommended 30-Year Prison Term

The controversy over alleged White House politicization of the federal prosecution process has moved beyond concern about the perhaps politically motivated dismissals of nine U.S. attorneys to a new issue–the…

‘Mockingbird’ Legacy: Remembrance of Racist Times Past

Although it is a novel, rather than non-fiction, Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” has, perhaps more than any other book, impressed into the minds of many a consciousness of…

Indictment for Shooting that Changed History

The district attorney wasn’t releasing the name of the man indicted yesterday for a 1965 killing in Alabama that helped inspire a 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery.

Judge Orders Wal-Mart Shoplifters to Wear Signs

In a punishment reminiscent of the pillory of times past, two convicted shoplifters were ordered by an Alabama judge to wear signboards outside a local Wal-Mart proclaiming “I am a…

Defense Lawyer: Alabama Militia Raids Overblown

A lawyer for one of six alleged militia members recently arrested during an early-morning sweep in Alabama reportedly says the affair – in which 2,500 rounds of ammunition, hundreds of…

Soda Theft Defendant: ‘I Should Have Had a V-8’

Arrested and eventually given a suspended sentence for stealing a soda from a convenience store, apparently while in an inebriated state, the defendant in a Mobile, Ala., case reportedly was…