U.S. Representative Terri Sewell http://apr.org en 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 Recognition Sought For Church Bombing Victims http://apr.org/post/recognition-sought-church-bombing-victims <P>Nearly 50 years ago, white supremacists planted a bomb in a Birmingham, Ala., church that killed four young girls preparing to worship. It was an act of terror that shocked the country and propelled the Congress to pass that historic 1964 Civil Rights Act. Lawmakers now want to honor those victims of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing with the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor that Congress can bestow.</P> <P>Democratic Congresswoman Terri Sewell and Republican Rep. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 22:37:59 +0000 The Associated Press 23560 at http://apr.org Recognition Sought For Church Bombing Victims US Senate: Birmingham is First Home of Vets Day http://apr.org/post/us-senate-birmingham-first-home-vets-day <div><p>Birmingham has long claimed to have the nation's oldest celebration of Veterans Day.</p><p>Now, the U.S. Senate agrees.</p><p>The Senate has passed a resolution stating that Birmingham is home to the nation's first and longest-running observance of Veterans Day.</p><p>The resolution comes nine years after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution recognizing Emporia, Kan., as the "founding city" of the holiday.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:25:24 +0000 The Associated Press 21017 at http://apr.org US Senate: Birmingham is First Home of Vets Day Lawmaker to Get Update on Birmingham Pollution http://apr.org/post/lawmaker-get-update-birmingham-pollution <p>(Information in the following story is from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews )</p><p>U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell will soon get an update on environmental contamination in a North Birmingham neighborhood.</p><p>Sewell plans a meeting Monday with officials at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which is conducting testing in the area.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 13:47:02 +0000 The Associated Press 20904 at http://apr.org Lawmaker to Get Update on Birmingham Pollution Countdown to Election: Ala. District 7 http://apr.org/post/countdown-election-ala-district-7 <P>November 6<SUP>th</SUP> is now just one day away. For Alabamians, it means they’ll cast their votes not only for who they want as president, but who they want to serve as their U.S. Congressional representative. In District 7, which includes Tuscaloosa, Jefferson, Dallas, and Wilcox counties, Democratic incumbent Terri Sewell is running against Republican Don Chamberlain. Sewell was first elected to the U.S. House in 2010. She is the first black woman elected to Congress from Alabama.</P> <P>Dr. Mon, 05 Nov 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Maggie Martin 20149 at http://apr.org Countdown to Election: Ala. District 7