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Sep 12, 2022

Alabama seeks new method of execution

Today is Monday, the 95th anniversary of the Broadway premiere of “My Maryland.” Here are some other news items. — Alabama moves toward new method of execution — nitrogen hypoxia. — Does a severance agreement excuse Elon Musk from buying Twitter? — Attorney faces assault charges for alleged counselor-on-counselor violence. — Sandra Day O’Connor excel[...]

Dec 14, 2021

‘Tis the season for an attorney to become a toy maker

An attorney-turned-toy maker, an attorney general seeks re-election, a judge loses her seat and Ben Crump takes up a saint's case.

Aug 4, 2014

Federal judge strikes down Alabama’s restrictions on abortion doctors

Alabama’s requirement that abortion clinic doctors have admitting privileges at local hospitals unconstitutionally burdens women’s rights to the medical procedure, a federal judge ruled.

Arizona Execution Drugs
Aug 4, 2014

Texas execution raises chilling questions

Strip searches, abortion clinics and a former Gore lawyer round out this week's Law Blog Roundup.

Jul 17, 2013

Suspect in Baltimore homicides arrested in Alabama

A man wanted in several homicides in the Baltimore area has been arrested in Alabama. The U.S. Marshals Service announced Wednesday says Darryl Anderson was arrested in Birmingham, Ala., and is awaiting extradition back to Baltimore. Authorities say Anderson had been on the run for months and is considered a suspect in several homicides, including […]

Apr 29, 2013

Supreme Court rejects Alabama appeal over immigration law

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — An attorney for the Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center says the U.S. Supreme Court has turned down Alabama’s appeal to revive portions of the state’s immigration law. The justices on Monday left in place a federal appeals court ruling that blocked parts of the law. Justice Antonin Scalia voted to hear the […]

Aug 20, 2012

Court blocks Alabama student citizenship checks

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A federal appeals court has ruled that part of Alabama’s tough immigration law that ordered public schools to check the citizenship status of new students is unconstitutional. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the provision wrongly singles out children who are in the country illegally. Alabama was the only […]

Jul 23, 2012

Law blog roundup

All hail Monday, the Orioles five-game winning streak and, of course, the roundup. Here are some news items to get the final full week of July started. ...

Apr 11, 2012

Ala. judge orders man to jail for sagging pants

PRATTVILLE, Ala.  — Authorities in central Alabama say a man has been given a three-day jail sentence for contempt of court for wearing so-called saggy pants. The Montgomery Advertiser ( ) reports that 20-year-old LaMarcus D. Ramsey was in Autauga County Circuit Court on Tuesday to enter a plea on a charge of receiving stolen […]

Dec 12, 2011

Supreme Court to look at state immigration laws

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to rule on Arizona’s controversial law targeting illegal immigrants. The justices said they will review a federal appeals court ruling that blocked several tough provisions in the Arizona law. One of those requires that police, while enforcing other laws, question a person’s immigration status if officers suspect he […]

Oct 20, 2011

Suspect in Maryland hatchet slaying arrested in Alabama

TOWSON — Baltimore County police say a suspect in the hatchet slaying of an 18-year-old has been arrested in Alabama. Thirty-seven-year-old Larry Eugene Horton of Halethorpe was arrested Wednesday by the U.S. Marshals Task Force in Bayou La Batre, Ala. He is being held pending extradition to Maryland. Baltimore County police say Horton has been […]

Oct 5, 2011

Alabama town’s dry Oktoberfest finally goes wet

CULLMAN, Ala. — With German roots and Bible Belt values, the north Alabama town of Cullman marked Oktoberfest for decades with oompah music, lederhosen and bratwurst, but no beer. Now the party long billed as the world’s only dry Oktoberfest is finally going wet. Organizers tapped a keg for the first time Monday at Cullman’s […]

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