11th Circuit Court of Appeals http://apr.org en 11th Circuit To Hold Arguments In Siegelman Case http://apr.org/post/11th-circuit-hold-arguments-siegelman-case <p></p><p>The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has tentatively scheduled oral arguments this summer in former Gov. Don Siegelman's effort to overturn his conviction in a government corruption case.</p><p>The appellate court said arguments would be heard the week of July 28.</p><p>A federal jury in 2006 convicted Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy on bribery and other charges. Prosecutors said Scrushy bribed Siegelman for a spot on a state regulatory board with donations to Siegelman's 1999 lottery campaign.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:17:03 +0000 The Associated Press 50435 at http://apr.org 11th Circuit To Hold Arguments In Siegelman Case 6 Alabama Lawyers Recommended For 11th Circuit http://apr.org/post/6-alabama-lawyers-recommended-11th-circuit <p></p><p>The Alabama Democratic Party has recommended six attorneys to President Barack Obama to fill a vacancy on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.</p><p>Party Chairman Nancy Worley told the Montgomery Advertiser&nbsp; that the party recommended Birmingham lawyer Tamara Harris Johnson, former state Rep. Jeff McLaughlin of Guntersville, Birmingham lawyer Ben Morris, Dallas County Circuit Judge Collins Pettaway, federal prosecutor Susan Redmond of Montgomery, and Montgomery lawyer Mark Sabel.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 21:30:30 +0000 The Associated Press 44475 at http://apr.org 6 Alabama Lawyers Recommended For 11th Circuit Siegelman Asks Appeals Court For New Trial http://apr.org/post/siegelman-asks-appeals-court-new-trial <p></p><p>Former Gov. Don Siegelman is asking a federal appeals court to grant him a new trial on his 2006 bribery conviction.</p><p>Siegelman's attorneys filed papers with the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals arguing that the case was tainted by the U.S. attorney in Montgomery having ties to Republican politics. They also argued that the trial judge erred in sentencing the former Democratic governor.</p><p>Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy, who was convicted with Siegelman, raised the U.S. attorney argument in his appeal, and it was rejected by the 11th Circuit last month.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 21:06:58 +0000 The Associated Press 36934 at http://apr.org Siegelman Asks Appeals Court For New Trial US Court Panel to Hold Hearings in Montgomery http://apr.org/post/us-court-panel-hold-hearings-montgomery <p>A three-judge panel from the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hold 15 hearings in Montgomery next week, the latest in the court's practice of holding hearings across the southeast.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; At least four of the hearings to be held Tuesday through Friday involve Alabama cases.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; One of the hearings set for Wednesday is regarding an issue that is part of a lawsuit challenging a state law that prohibits the Alabama Education Association and the Alabama State Employees Association from using automatic payroll deduction to collect dues from workers.<br> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:12:56 +0000 The Associated Press 36274 at http://apr.org US Court Panel to Hold Hearings in Montgomery Court Rules For VictoryLand Employees On Layoffs http://apr.org/post/court-rules-victoryland-employees-layoffs <P>A federal appeals court in Atlanta has upheld a lower court ruling that VictoryLand casino and dog track may owe its former employees millions.</P> <P>The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld part of a lower court ruling that said VictoryLand did not give proper notice to its employees under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act before closing twice in 2010 to prevent raids by Gov. Bob Riley's gambling task force. The law requires a 60-day notice before a mass layoff or closure. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:27:09 +0000 The Associated Press 36050 at http://apr.org Court Rules For VictoryLand Employees On Layoffs 11th Circuit of Appeals Issues Ruling On Ala.'s Immigration Law http://apr.org/post/11th-circuit-appeals-issues-ruling-alas-immigration-law The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta has issued a ruling today on Alabama's immigration law or HB56. The Court has thrown out the provision that required schools to collect data on the immigration status of students who enroll in school. The Court has also temporarily blocked two sections of the law, Section 10 and Section 27. Section 10 is also known as the "papers please" section. It makes it a state crime if an immigrant is not carrying an alien registration document. Section 27 forbids citizens from entering into contracts with illegal immigrants. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:17:49 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 16554 at http://apr.org 11th Circuit of Appeals Issues Ruling On Ala.'s Immigration Law