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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…

Democratic Party Lawsuit Back Before Montgomery Judge

The Alabama Supreme Court has returned a lawsuit over control of the state Democratic Party to a Montgomery judge for resolution. Justices dismissed an earlier appeal, putting the case back before Montgomery Circuit Judge Greg Griffin. An internal power struggle has pitted longtime party leaders Nancy Worley and Joe Reed against an upstart group. The Democratic National Committee recognizes state…

Alabama Supreme Court Affirms Ruling In Favor of Selma City Council

The Alabama Supreme Court affirmed a lower court’s ruling against Selma’s mayor. Source: City of Selma The state’s highest court agreed with the Dallas County Circuit Court that the city council has the power to appoint certain positions. In September 2018, the Selma City Council adopted an ordinance that gave council the power to appoint the city’s tax collector, police…

Alabama Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Mike Hubbard’s Appeal

Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard wants to stay out of prison. That decision is now in the hands of the Alabama Supreme Court. Tuesday justices, heard oral arguments in Hubbard’s appeal. Hubbard was convicted of ethics violations three years ago. A jury in Lee County found him guilty of using his office as House Speaker for personal gain for…

Alabama Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Hubbard Appeal

Mike Hubbard and wife Susan Hubbard walk to the Lee County Justice Center for day three of trial on Thursday, May 26, 2016 in Opelika, Ala. Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News/Pool PhotoThe Alabama Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday morning in former House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s appeal of his conviction on ethics charges. The prominent Republican was convicted in…

Hubbard Case to Go to Alabama Supreme Court in June

The Alabama Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next month in former House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s appeal of his ethics conviction. The court said oral arguments will be held June 4. Hubbard was one of the state’s most influential Republicans, but his political career ended with his 2016 conviction on ethics charges. The allegations included that he improperly asked lobbyists…

State Supreme Court to Review Hubbard conviction

The Alabama Supreme Court will review former House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s ethics conviction. Defense attorney Bill Baxley said Monday that the Supreme Court granted review on one matter that he considered the “catch-all issue” in the case. Baxley said that was whether the law is clear and if Hubbard’s behavior constituted a violation. Hubbard was one of the state’s most…

Gov. Kay Ivey Appoints Brad Mendheim to the Alabama Supreme Court for a Second Time

Brad Mendheim will remain on the Alabama Supreme Court, despite his defeat at the polls earlier this year.  Gov. Kay Ivey has appointed him to fill the vacancy that will be created when Justice Tom Parker becomes Chief Justice in January. Ivey first appointed Mendheim this past January when Justice Glenn Murdock retired. But Mendheim lost to Mobile circuit judge…