11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Siegelman Denied Release
6:12 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman Denied Release

Former Alabama Governor Don Siegleman
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 A judge has denied former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman's request to get out of prison while he continues to appeal his 2006 bribery conviction.    U.S. District Judge Clay Land of Georgia said while Siegelman raised "significant issues that deserve serious consideration," he believes the 11th U.S.

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Alabama Ballot Access Law Upheld
5:44 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Alabama's Ballot Access Law Upheld

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 A federal appeals court has upheld Alabama's ballot access law that was challenged by third-party presidential candidates trying to get their names before voters in 2012.    The Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the decision of a trial court dismissing the lawsuit.    Alabama requires third-party candidates to collect signatures equal to 3 percent of the votes cast in the last governor's election in order to be listed on the ballot with their party affiliation.

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Catholic Broadcaster-Contraception
4:01 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Contraceptive Mandate Halted For Ala. Broadcaster

A federal appeals court has temporarily barred the federal government from forcing a Catholic broadcasting network EWTN to comply with a law requiring them to cover contraceptives for women.
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A federal appeals court has temporarily barred the federal government from forcing a Catholic broadcasting network in Alabama to comply with a law requiring them to cover contraceptives for women.

Eternal Word Television Network, which has studios in a Birmingham suburb, is appealing a federal judge's order from last week dismissing its lawsuit, which maintained that requiring employers to include contraception in their health care coverage is unconstitutional.

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School Funding Suit
3:58 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Alabama Property Tax System Survives Challenge

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta as rejected a suit challenging Alabama's property tax structure.
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A federal appeals court has rejected a suit challenging Alabama's property tax structure.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled against black and white plaintiffs from Sumter and Lawrence counties who contended that Alabama's property tax system is rooted in racial discrimination and cripples the ability of rural, predominantly black school systems to raise revenue.

A three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit rejected their challenges to Alabama's cap on property tax rates and the state's system of classifying property.

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Alabama State-Lawsuit
4:36 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

11th Circuit Rejects Alabama St. Appeal In Lawsuit

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Alabama State University's appeal of a $1 million court judgment for sexual harassment.

Federal judges are rejecting Alabama State University's appeal of a $1 million court judgment for sexual harassment.

The Montgomery Advertiser reported that the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the school in a 23-page decision on Tuesday.

Three former employees won more than $1 million total in a lawsuit that claimed two top administrators made numerous inappropriate comments and created a hostile work environment.

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Politics & Government
8:12 am
Mon August 19, 2013

US Court Panel to Hold Hearings in Montgomery

U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
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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.

   At least four of the hearings to be held Tuesday through Friday involve Alabama cases.

   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.

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Politics & Government
8:25 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Obama Taps Ala GOP Judge for Sentencing Commission

U.S. Circuit Judge Bill Pryor. President Obama is nominating Pryor for a seat on the U.S. Sentencing Commission.
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President Barack Obama is nominating a conservative Alabama Republican for a seat on the U.S. Sentencing Commission.


The Montgomery Advertiser (http://on.mgmadv.com/119Nrj1 ) reports that the White House is supporting U.S. Circuit Judge Bill Pryor for the position.


The 50-year-old Pryor serves on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals with an office in Birmingham. He's a native of Mobile.

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Alabama Immigration Law
5:07 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Ala. Asks Court To Review Part Of Immigration Law

The state of Alabama is asking the nation's highest court to review part of it's law cracking down on illegal immigration.
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The state of Alabama is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review part of its law cracking down on illegal immigration.


The state asked the judges Tuesday to review a section of the law that makes it a crime to assist, harbor or transport anyone who's in the country illegally.


Opponents of the law have called the section inhumane, but the state says it doesn't conflict with federal law. It also says the justices haven't reviewed a similar law in other states including Arizona.

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