Judge Myron Thompson http://apr.org en Judge To Hold Trial On Alabama Abortion Law http://apr.org/post/judge-hold-trial-alabama-abortion-law <p></p><p>A federal judge says he will hold a trial on Alabama's new law requiring abortion clinic doctors to have approval to admit patients to nearby hospitals.</p><p>U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson ruled Monday that the trial will address one issue: whether the law violates the due process rights of women seeking abortion. The judge set aside all other issues raised by the clinics that sued over the law and by the state officials named as defendants.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:11:40 +0000 The Associated Press 49369 at http://apr.org Judge To Hold Trial On Alabama Abortion Law Judge Approves Deal In Ala. Prison Case Over HIV http://apr.org/post/judge-approves-deal-ala-prison-case-over-hiv <p></p><p>A federal judge has approved a settlement to end the segregation of HIV-positive inmates in Alabama prisons.</p><p>U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued an opinion Monday saying the agreement isn&#39;t perfect but can take effect.</p><p>Female inmates already are living with other prisoners at the state&#39;s lone women&#39;s prison, and male inmates will be integrated into the general prison population next year.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:26:59 +0000 The Associated Press 38869 at http://apr.org Judge Approves Deal In Ala. Prison Case Over HIV Ala. Prisons May Pay $1.3 Million To ACLU Lawyers http://apr.org/post/ala-prisons-may-pay-13-million-aclu-lawyers <p></p><p></p><p>A tentative settlement of a federal lawsuit calls for the Alabama prison system to pay $1.3 million to American Civil Liberties Union attorneys who sued the state over its policy of segregating prisoners with HIV and AIDS.</p><p>All other states except South Carolina have abandoned similar policies. South Carolina plans to move HIV-positive inmates into the main prison population by Jan. 1.</p> Sun, 29 Sep 2013 22:23:46 +0000 The Associated Press 38799 at http://apr.org Ala. Prisons May Pay $1.3 Million To ACLU Lawyers Judge To Rule On Fairness Of Deal In Ala. HIV Case http://apr.org/post/judge-rule-fairness-deal-ala-hiv-case <p>A judge is set to rule on the fairness of a settlement ending the segregation of HIV-infected inmates in Alabama prisons.</p><p></p><p>U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson held a hearing on the agreement Thursday at Limestone prison near Harvest. Another hearing was held earlier this week at the state women&#39;s prison in Wetumpka.</p><p>An American Civil Liberties Union attorney representing prisoners, Margaret Winter, quotes Thompson as saying he will release a decision by midnight Monday.</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 22:13:30 +0000 The Associated Press 38643 at http://apr.org Judge To Rule On Fairness Of Deal In Ala. HIV Case Judge Delays Part Of Ala. Abortion Law Until March http://apr.org/post/judge-delays-part-ala-abortion-law-until-march <p>A federal judge has delayed enforcement of a key portion of Alabama's new abortion clinic law until March 24, 2014.</p><p>U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued an order Tuesday postponing enforcement to the date suggested by attorneys on both sides of a lawsuit challenging part of the law.</p><p>The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood are trying to block a portion of the law that requires doctors at abortion clinics to have approval to admit patients to nearby hospitals.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 22:24:41 +0000 The Associated Press 34698 at http://apr.org Judge Delays Part Of Ala. Abortion Law Until March Judge Blocks Part Of New Ala. Abortion Law http://apr.org/post/judge-blocks-part-new-ala-abortion-law <p>A federal judge is blocking part of Alabama's new abortion clinic law from taking effect.</p><p>U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson ruled Friday, siding with clinic operators that sued over the law.</p><p>Thompson says he needs time to review evidence, and temporarily prohibiting the law from taking effect protects the public from harm.</p><p>The part of the law at issue requires doctors at abortion clinics to have approval to admit patients to a nearby hospital.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 21:57:05 +0000 The Associated Press 33207 at http://apr.org Judge Blocks Part Of New Ala. Abortion Law Judge Blocks Ala. Policy Of Segregating HIV Inmates http://apr.org/post/judge-blocks-ala-policy-segregating-hiv-inmates <P>A judge has struck down Alabama's policy of segregating prison inmates with HIV, ruling that it violates federal law.</P> <P>U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson ruled Friday in favor of inmates who filed suit to end the longstanding practice. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 22:28:27 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 22298 at http://apr.org Judge Blocks Ala. Policy Of Segregating HIV Inmates