Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange

Court-Sex Ban
4:23 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Ala. AG Seeks Court Rehearing On Sex Law Ruling

Attorney General Luther Strange wants an appeals court to reconsider its ruling striking down Alabama's sexual misconduct law.
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Attorney General Luther Strange wants an appeals court to reconsider its ruling striking down Alabama's sexual misconduct law.

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.

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Casino Raid
4:31 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Alabama AG Gets New Expert For Casino Trial

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.

Alabama's attorney general has selected a new gambling expert to replace one who died.

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.

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.

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Politics & Government
6:24 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Alabama AG to Testify Against Carbon Limits

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Alabama's attorney general is scheduled to testify to a Senate subcommittee in Washington in opposition to environmental regulations affecting coal-fired power plants.

A spokesman for Attorney General Luther Strange says he was invited by Alabama 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.

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Luther Strange-Leadership
3:44 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Ala. Attorney General Tapped For Leadership Post

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.
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Alabama's attorney general has been selected to serve as Southeast regional chair of the National Association of Attorneys General.

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.

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.

Officials say Strange and other regional leaders will serve on the group's executive committee.

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Campaign Ads
4:31 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Limited Government Group Responds To Alabama AG

Alabama Foundation for Limited Government says it doesn't have to disclose its sources of funding because its campaign ads were for educational purposes only.
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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.

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.

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Prescription Drug Collection
4:00 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Drug Take-Back Nets 9,800 Pounds Of Unwanted Pills

State officials say more than 9,800 pounds of expired and unwanted prescription drugs were collected during a recent take-back event.
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State officials say more than 9,800 pounds of expired and unwanted prescription drugs were collected during a recent take-back event.

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.

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.

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Casino Raid
3:37 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Judge Delays Trial Over VictoryLand Casino Raid

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.
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The judge has delayed a trial over the state attorney general's raid of VictoryLand casino in Shorter.

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.

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.

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Politics & Government
4:16 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Alabama AG Seeks Appeals Court Help in Barron Case

Lowell Barron
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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.

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Poarch Creeks-Attorney General Election
4:04 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Poarch Creeks Give $750,000 To Hubbard AG Campaign

The Poarch Creek Band of Indians has made a major contribution to state Rep. Joe Hubbard's campaign for Alabama attorney general.
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The Poarch Creek Band of Indians has made a major contribution to state Rep. Joe Hubbard's campaign for Alabama attorney general.

Al.com reports that the Poarch Creek Band this week gave $750,000 to Hubbard's campaign through three political action committees.

The donations give the Democratic challenger more than $1 million in cash-on-hand for his race against incumbent Attorney General Luther Strange.

Strange reported $1,449,928 in cash-on-hand in his most recent campaign finance report.

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Attorneys General-Guns
5:05 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

22 Attorneys General Oppose NY Gun Law

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.
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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.

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.

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Politics & Government
8:45 am
Tue April 22, 2014

AG's Office Seeks to Block Evidence on Campaign Bonuses

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The state attorney general's office is asking an appeals court to keep a former senator from presenting evidence at trial about how other candidates have spent their campaign funds.

Attorney General Luther Strange's staff argues that a DeKalb County judge ruled incorrectly that former Sen. Lowell Barron could introduce evidence about how other candidates, including the attorney general, customarily spend campaign funds.

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Politics & Government
8:59 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Judge Rules in Favor of Indian Casinos in Alabama

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A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the state which challenged the rights of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians to operate three casinos in Alabama.

The Montgomery Advertiser reports that U.S. District Court Judge Keith Watkins ruled Friday that the state has no authority to prohibit the activity on Indian lands.

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Supreme Court-Bingo
4:28 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Ala. Supreme Court Rules For State In Bingo Cases

The Alabama Supreme Court has again sided with the state's attorney general in attempts to shut down electronic bingo casinos.
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The Alabama Supreme Court has again sided with the state's attorney general in attempts to shut down electronic bingo casinos.

Justices, in the opinion that was unsealed Tuesday, overturned 2011 orders from a judge that directed the state to return electronic gambling machines seized from Greene County casinos in 2011.

The attorney general's office has maintained the electronic gambling machines are not allowed by constitutional amendments allowing charities to offer bingo in some locations. Casino operators argue the games are legal bingo.

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Gambling Machines Seized
4:17 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Gambling Machines Seized In Greene County

Alabama's attorney general says law enforcement agents have seized more than 1,000 gambling machines and cash from casinos in Greene County.
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Alabama's attorney general says law enforcement agents have seized more than 1,000 gambling machines and cash from casinos in Greene County.

Attorney General Luther Strange said in a news release that the seizures came as law enforcement agents served search warrants at four casinos. He said the action came in response to allegations of illegal gambling operations.

The search warrants were served Monday morning at Greenetrack and Greene Charity in Eutaw, Ala., and at Frontier Bingo and River's Edge in Knoxville, Ala.

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Attorney General Candidate-Poarch Contributions
3:55 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Tribe Gives $250,000 To Attorney General Candidate

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is contributing heavily to the Democratic challenger for attorney general, who has criticized Attorney General Luther Strange's legal action against the tribe.
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The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is contributing heavily to the Democratic challenger for attorney general, who has criticized Attorney General Luther Strange's legal action against the tribe.

Montgomery Rep. Joe Hubbard filed campaign finance reports this week showing he received $250,000 from political action committees funded by the tribe.

The money represents the bulk of the $326,827 that Hubbard raised in the first month of his campaign for attorney general.

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