Alabama

292 ABA Journal articles on Alabama.

Federal judge knocks ‘faux drama in briefing’ with link to Tom Hanks GIF
A federal judge in Birmingham, Alabama, used a GIF to express his displeasure with “faux drama in briefing” in a dispute over a motion to exceed page limits.

In a May 1 order, U.S. District Judge R. David Proctor linked to an animated GIF of a skeptical-looking Tom Hanks with the caption, “Really?” Above the Law and Law360 have coverage.
Roy Moore files defamation suit against 4 of his accusers

Failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has sued three accusers who claimed he pursued inappropriate relationships with them when they were teenage girls and another woman who accused him of…

Lawyer gets 20 years over bizarre incident involving bolt cutters, a machete and hazmat suits

An Alabama lawyer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison based on allegations that he wore a hazmat suit while he threatened a man with bolt cutters and struck…

LeBron James issues infringement letter to the University of Alabama over web series
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and his multimedia platform, Uninterrupted, sent a notice of copyright infringement to the University of Alabama earlier this month.
Alabama sheriff pocketed $750K in inmate food money as a result of unusual law

An Alabama sheriff who is paid $93,000 a year was able to pocket more than $750,000 from excess money in an inmate food fund over a three-year period, thanks to…

Federal judge considers $1M in fines for prison medical provider’s ‘intractable failures’

In late December, federal Magistrate Judge David Duncan waved an iPad in front of his Phoenix courtroom, enraged. He had just read a local news article suggesting that the Arizona…

What the Doug Jones election means for criminal justice reform

Last year, prospects were looking good for a bipartisan effort in Congress to overhaul federal sentencing. But after long and careful negotiations, one senator almost single-handedly torpedoed the measure: the…

Meet the lawyer who won Alabama’s Senate election
The Democrat who beat former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore in the state's Senate race is a lawyer best known for winning the convictions of two Klansmen for the 1963 church bombing that killed four girls.
Twice-suspended former Alabama Chief Justice Moore wins GOP Senate primary

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who was suspended from the bench twice, won a primary runoff for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday night.

Moore defeated…

When a mental health emergency lands you in jail

Early last year, two suicidal patients showed up at a hospital emergency room in Pierre, South Dakota, seeking help. Although the incidents happened weeks apart, both patients ended up in…

Ousted Alabama justice runs for Senate with calls for judicial impeachment for gay-rights rulings

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was twice ousted from the state supreme court, but that hasn’t stopped his determination to serve in public office.

Moore is currently the front-runner…

Florida Bar raises income cap for Free Legal Answers website to help Hurricane Irma victims
The Florida Bar has raised the income cap for users of the Florida Free Legal Answers online legal clinic to help more victims of Hurricane Irma get answers to their legal questions.
Alabama high court to decide whether judge’s Facebook post requires recusal in cop case

The Alabama Supreme Court will decide whether a black judge’s Facebook post nearly 18 months ago requires his recusal from the murder trial of a white police officer accused of…

Lawyer is slain in his home by man who wrongly connected him to 1997 case

An Alabama lawyer was shot and killed on Monday evening by a man who wrongly believed for the last decade the lawyer was involved in a 20-year-old criminal case against…

Lawyer is reprimanded over penis amputation suit

A lawyer in Irondale, Alabama, has been reprimanded in connection with his 2014 lawsuit contending that his client’s penis was partly amputated when he went to the hospital for a…

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