alabama supreme court

Court allows public nuisance suits against 3 Alabama casinos

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama Supreme Court says judges in two rural counties were wrong to dismiss lawsuits filed by the state seeking to have three casinos declared public nuisances. The decision means the state can resume cases challenging operations at VictoryLand in Macon County and White Hall Entertainment and Southern Star Entertainment in Lowndes County. The state has…

Fmr. AL House Speaker Mike Hubbard Reports to Jail

Former Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard turned himself in to the Lee County Detention Facility Friday afternoon to begin serving his four year sentence. (courtesy: Lee Co. Detention Center) A jury in Lee County had convicted Hubbard of 12 ethics charges in 2016.  He had faced 23 counts. Even though Hubbard was sentenced to four years in prison, he has remained…

Jury Trials Halted Until Mid-September

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama Supreme Court on Wednesday extended the suspension of jury trials through the summer because of the coronavirus outbreak. In an administrative order, justices said in-person court proceedings can resume beginning May 15 at the discretion of presiding local judges. However, jury trials shall remain suspended until Sept. 14. The court had earlier suspended in-person court…

Alabama Supreme Court Reverses Five of 11 Convictions Against Former House Speaker Mike Hubbard

The Alabama Supreme Court announced this morning that it has reversed five of the 11 ethics convictions against former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard. The high court affirmed the other six convictions against him. In the 99-page opinion, the reason stated for reversing the five convictions was that they were “based on insufficient evidence or incorrect interpretation of the ethics…

Alabama Courts: All In-Person Court Proceedings Suspended for 30 Days

The Alabama Supreme Court has issued the following order regarding court proceedings in the wake of the State of Emergency issued in the wake of the coronavirus: The local and state courts of the State of Alabama are open and will remain open under all circumstances, subject to the provisions of this order.  Under the constitutional, statutory, and inherent authority…