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Senate Votes to Do Away with Judge-Signed Marriage Licenses

 The Alabama Senate has approved a bill that would do away with the requirement for probate judges to sign marriage licenses. The bill comes as a few probate judges in the state continue to refuse to issue marriage licenses to anyone so they do not have to give them to gay couples. Senators voted 22-6 for the bill Tuesday. The…

Judge Clears Release of 911 Calls from Pulse Nightclub Shooting

The Latest on the legal fight over the released of the 911 calls from the Pulse nightclub shooting (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A judge has cleared the way for the release of many of the hundreds of 911 calls related to a mass shooting at a gay Florida nightclub. Circuit Judge Margaret Schreiber on Monday dismissed a lawsuit from…

Judge Schedules September Hearing in Hubbard Case

A judge has scheduled a September hearing on motions filed in former House Speaker Mike Hubbard ethics case as Hubbard seeks to overturn his criminal conviction. Circuit Judge Jacob Waller on Thursday scheduled a Sept. 2 hearing on post-trial motions filed in the case. The judge did not elaborate. A jury convicted Hubbard on 12 state ethics law violations. He…

Tallapoosa Co. Judge Suspended over Sexually Charged Messages

Courtesy of tallapoosaprobate.com/judge DADEVILLE, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama judge is suspended after being accused of sending sexual messages to a woman he met when she went to his office to wed another man. State judicial investigators filed administrative charges against Tallapoosa County Probate Judge Leon Archer on Wednesday. The complaint says Archer met a woman in 2013 when she…

Three People Sentenced to Life in Prison

1/3Marquis Antonius Cheatham Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3ShowImage (3) Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3ShowImage (2) Show Caption Hide Caption Judge Johnny Hardwick had a busy day of sentencing today as he handed out life sentences to three people today. District Attorney Daryl Bailey announces that 26-year old Marquis Cheatham of Montgomery and 24 year old Dominque Atkinson of Wilmington, NC were…

Harper Lee’s Will Won’t Be Released to Public

An Alabama probate judge has sealed the will of author Harper Lee from public view. Court records available Monday showed Monroe County Probate Judge Greg Norris signed the order a week ago. Lawyers for Lee’s personal representative and attorney, Tonja Carter, asked Norris to seal the will the same day. The request from Carter cited the writer’s longtime desire for…