Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange http://apr.org en Strange Praises Ruling Against Health Care Law http://apr.org/post/strange-praises-ruling-against-health-care-law <p></p><p>Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange is praising a federal appeals court ruling against an important provision in President Barack Obama's health care law.</p><p>Strange says he is proud to have joined other Republican attorneys general who opposed the law before an appeals court in Washington.</p><p>The divided court ruled Tuesday that federal subsidies to help millions of low and middle-income people pay insurance premiums apply only in states that set up their own insurance markets under the law. A federal court in Virginia unanimously ruled the opposite way.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:39:06 +0000 The Associated Press 56275 at http://apr.org Strange Praises Ruling Against Health Care Law Pistol-Wearing Man Allowed To Vote In Pelham http://apr.org/post/pistol-wearing-man-allowed-vote-pelham <p></p><p>A member of the gun rights group BamaCarry got to vote in Shelby County while wearing a holstered pistol, but police later asked him to leave the front of the polling place.</p><p>Robert Kennedy showed up with his gun Tuesday at the Pelham First Baptist Church Annex. A sign on the annex said firearms were prohibited, but election officials allowed Kennedy to vote while wearing his gun. Kennedy and members of his group later stood outside the polling place until Pelham police asked them to leave at the request of a poll official.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:03:49 +0000 The Associated Press 55820 at http://apr.org Pistol-Wearing Man Allowed To Vote In Pelham AG Says County Commissions Can't Ban Guns At Polls http://apr.org/post/ag-says-county-commissions-cant-ban-guns-polls <p></p><p>Alabama's attorney general has issued an advisory opinion saying a county commission does not have the authority to prohibit firearms at polling places.</p><p>The Chambers County Commission sought the advice of Attorney General Luther Strange after some people showed up to vote in the June 3 primary election in Chambers and Shelby counties carrying guns.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:55:57 +0000 The Associated Press 55378 at http://apr.org AG Says County Commissions Can't Ban Guns At Polls Alabama Attorney General Likes Suing Obama http://apr.org/post/alabama-attorney-general-likes-suing-obama <p></p><p>Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange says he goes to work every day and thinks of a way to sue the Obama administration.</p><p>Al.com reports that Strange made the comment in a speech to the Republican Women of Huntsville. He told the group Tuesday that part of his oath of office compelled him in that pursuit. He described it as a full-time job that's the best job in Alabama politics. Strange has sued over the Affordable Care Act, opposed the Obama administration on environmental regulations and filed court briefs in several cases involving federal policy.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:48:11 +0000 The Associated Press 55105 at http://apr.org Alabama Attorney General Likes Suing Obama Alabama AG Turns To Supreme Court In Barron Case http://apr.org/post/alabama-ag-turns-supreme-court-barron-case <p></p><p>The state attorney general's office says its prosecution of former state Senate leader Lowell Barron will be over if an appellate court upholds all three rulings issued by the judge in Barron's case.</p><p>The attorney general's office makes the argument in papers filed with the Alabama Supreme Court. It is asking the court to review rulings by a DeKalb County judge.</p><p>Barron and former aide Jill Johnson were indicted last year on charges of misusing campaign funds.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:57:38 +0000 The Associated Press 54589 at http://apr.org Alabama AG Turns To Supreme Court In Barron Case Ala. AG Seeks Court Rehearing On Sex Law Ruling http://apr.org/post/ala-ag-seeks-court-rehearing-sex-law-ruling <p></p><p>Attorney General Luther Strange wants an appeals court to reconsider its ruling striking down Alabama's sexual misconduct law.</p><p>The law criminalized all acts of anal and oral sex. The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals ruled unanimously Friday that the law is unconstitutional because of a 2003 U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning a Texas law against consensual homosexual conduct.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:23:12 +0000 The Associated Press 54224 at http://apr.org Ala. AG Seeks Court Rehearing On Sex Law Ruling Alabama AG Gets New Expert For Casino Trial http://apr.org/post/alabama-ag-gets-new-expert-casino-trial <p></p><p>Alabama's attorney general has selected a new gambling expert to replace one who died.</p><p>Attorney General Luther Strange's office notified a Montgomery judge that it will use former FBI agent Bill Holmes of Annandale, Virginia, to testify in a trial involving VictoryLand casino in Shorter. Holmes spent 20 years with the FBI, mostly working on gambling cases.</p><p>The attorney general's office had used New Jersey gambling expert Bob Sertell as an expert witness for more than a decade, but he died May 6.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:31:43 +0000 The Associated Press 54154 at http://apr.org Alabama AG Gets New Expert For Casino Trial Alabama AG to Testify Against Carbon Limits http://apr.org/post/alabama-ag-testify-against-carbon-limits <p><font color="red">Alabama's</font> attorney general is scheduled to testify to a Senate subcommittee in Washington in opposition to environmental regulations affecting coal-fired power plants.</p><p></p><p>A spokesman for Attorney General Luther Strange says he was invited by <font color="red">Alabama</font> Sen. Jeff Sessions to testify Wednesday at a meeting of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety. The subcommittee is focusing on climate change. Sessions is a member of the subcommittee.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:24:23 +0000 Associated Press 54109 at http://apr.org Alabama AG to Testify Against Carbon Limits Ala. Attorney General Tapped For Leadership Post http://apr.org/post/ala-attorney-general-tapped-leadership-post <p></p><p>Alabama's attorney general has been selected to serve as Southeast regional chair of the National Association of Attorneys General.</p><p>Officials from state Attorney General Luther Strange's office said Wednesday that he was selected for the position at the group's summer meeting in Michigan.</p><p>Strange says he's honored that his colleagues have chosen him to represent Southeastern states and he's committed to serve the interests of the region.</p><p>Officials say Strange and other regional leaders will serve on the group's executive committee.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:44:02 +0000 The Associated Press 53707 at http://apr.org Ala. Attorney General Tapped For Leadership Post Limited Government Group Responds To Alabama AG http://apr.org/post/limited-government-group-responds-alabama-ag <p></p><p>A group that ran TV ads critical of the Republican legislative leadership says it doesn't have to disclose its sources of funding because the ads were for educational purposes only.</p><p>An attorney for the Alabama Foundation for Limited Government, J. Brandon Rice, told Attorney General Luther Strange in a letter that the ads were not designed to influence Tuesday's primary election.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:31:23 +0000 The Associated Press 53139 at http://apr.org Limited Government Group Responds To Alabama AG Drug Take-Back Nets 9,800 Pounds Of Unwanted Pills http://apr.org/post/drug-take-back-nets-9800-pounds-unwanted-pills <p></p><p>State officials say more than 9,800 pounds of expired and unwanted prescription drugs were collected during a recent take-back event.</p><p>Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange said in a statement Wednesday that he's pleased with the public's response to prescription drug take-back day, which featured more than 100 collection sites throughout the state.</p><p>Officials say Alabama's first prescription drug take-back event was held in September of 2010. Since then, more than 34,400 pounds of unwanted or expired prescription drugs have been collected.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 21:00:52 +0000 The Associated Press 52414 at http://apr.org Drug Take-Back Nets 9,800 Pounds Of Unwanted Pills Judge Delays Trial Over VictoryLand Casino Raid http://apr.org/post/judge-delays-trial-over-victoryland-casino-raid <p></p><p>The judge has delayed a trial over the state attorney general's raid of VictoryLand casino in Shorter.</p><p>Attorney General Luther Strange sought the delay because the gambling expert used by the attorney general's office for at least a decade died recently. Bob Sertell died May 6 in Vineland, New Jersey, from cardiac problems.</p><p>Circuit Judge William Shashy signed an order Thursday postponing the trial from June 23 to Sept. 9 to give the attorney general time to find a new expert witness.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 20:37:07 +0000 The Associated Press 52104 at http://apr.org Judge Delays Trial Over VictoryLand Casino Raid Alabama AG Seeks Appeals Court Help in Barron Case http://apr.org/post/alabama-ag-seeks-appeals-court-help-barron-case <p>The attorney general's office says a trial judge's rulings are fatal to its criminal case against former state Sen. Lowell Barron if they are not reversed.</p><p></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 09:16:11 +0000 Associated Press 51970 at http://apr.org Alabama AG Seeks Appeals Court Help in Barron Case Poarch Creeks Give $750,000 To Hubbard AG Campaign http://apr.org/post/poarch-creeks-give-750000-hubbard-ag-campaign <p></p><p>The Poarch Creek Band of Indians has made a major contribution to state Rep. Joe Hubbard's campaign for Alabama attorney general.</p><p>Al.com reports that the Poarch Creek Band this week gave $750,000 to Hubbard's campaign through three political action committees.</p><p>The donations give the Democratic challenger more than $1 million in cash-on-hand for his race against incumbent Attorney General Luther Strange.</p><p>Strange reported $1,449,928 in cash-on-hand in his most recent campaign finance report.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 21:04:37 +0000 The Associated Press 51658 at http://apr.org Poarch Creeks Give $750,000 To Hubbard AG Campaign 22 Attorneys General Oppose NY Gun Law http://apr.org/post/22-attorneys-general-oppose-ny-gun-law <p></p><p>Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange and attorneys general from 21 other states have filed a friend of the court brief in opposition to a New York law banning certain kinds of semi-automatic weapons.</p><p>Strange was the lead author of the legal papers. They were filed in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals as part of a lawsuit filed by organizations and individual gun owners who challenged the New York ban. Strange argues the law is unconstitutional because New York failed to show that banning semi-automatic weapons would increase public safety or decrease gun violence.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 22:05:13 +0000 The Associated Press 51593 at http://apr.org 22 Attorneys General Oppose NY Gun Law