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Alabama Supreme Court Rules State Can Seize Machines from Greenetrack

The decision reverses a lower court ruling.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama Supreme Court has reversed a lower court and says the state can seize more than 800 electronic bingo machines from a west Alabama gambling hall. The unanimous decision released Friday involves the Greenetrack gambling facility, located in Greene County southwest of Birmingham. The justices say that 825 machines confiscated from Greenetrack amount to illegal…

Supreme Court Abortion Ruling Could Protect Alabama Clinics

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down abortion clinic regulations in Texas likely means the end of a similar law in Alabama. Justices in a 5-3 decision Monday overturned a Texas law requiring admitting hospital privileges for abortion doctors and requiring surgical-like settings at clinics Alabama legislators in 2013 passed a similar law. A federal judge in Alabama ruled the…

Alabama Supreme Court Voids Previous Ruling on Lesbian Couple’s Adoption

The Alabama Supreme Court has voided its earlier decision not to recognize a lesbian couple’s adoption that was carried out in another state. The opinion announced Friday falls into line with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued in March that said the Alabama court errored in declaring the adoption held in Georgia invalid. One woman bore three children, and her…

Tom Brady “Deflategate” Ruling Overturned, Will Serve 4 Game Suspension

A federal appeals court has ruled that New England Patriots Tom Brady must serve a four-game “Deflategate” suspension imposed by the NFL, overturning a lower judge and siding with the league in a battle with the players union. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday in New York. The decision by a three-judge panel may end the legal…