Protests in Ferguson, MO



 Roughly two months have passed since a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teen-ager named Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, sparking weeks of protests in the St. Louis suburb. Tensions remain high in Ferguson, with four dRead full post »



If the water contamination, air pollution, and health conditions associated with natural-gas fracking come to your community someday, you might be able to "thank" the Rollins family in part.


The Atlanta-based portion of the Rollins clan--another segment of the family is ba… Read full post »


Robert Vance Jr.

An Alabama judge overruled himself this week, finding unlawful his earlier ruling that prevented the Montgomery Advertiser newspaper from reporting on documents it had received from a public-records request about potentially dangerous gas lines.


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Bob Riley

 Former Governor Bob Riley and his associates are among the targets in an ongoing Alabama grand-jury investigation, according to documents released this week.


The Lee County grand jury has been known to be focusing on House Speaker Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn). B… Read full post »

Don Siegelman


Another Alabama newspaper has called on wife-beating federal judge Mark Fuller to be removed from the bench. We know of at least four state newspapers who have called on Fuller to resign, but the Dothan Eagle took it a step further: It called for Fuller's iRead full post »

We already have outlined two reasons Attorney General Luther Strange cannot win, under the law, at the VictoryLand forfeiture trial this week in Montgomery. (See here and here.) The trial itself has given us a third reason, with the state announcing it will not call its gambling-mRead full post »

Mark Fuller



Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was cut from the team yesterday after new video revealed details about the violence involved in his domestic-abuse case. Meanwhile, Alabama federal judge Mark Fuller has been sentenced to 24 weeks of treatment for drug/… Read full post »

Mark Fuller



U.S. Judge Mark Fuller (Middle District of Alabama) agreed today to enter a 24-week rehab program designed to evaluate his drug, alcohol, and domestic-violence issues. The program also is designed to help Fuller avoid criminal prosecution and a possib/… Read full post »

Protests in Ferguson, MO


The nation's attention has been riveted in recent weeks on Ferguson, Missouri, a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer on August 9.

Many Americans now are asking questions about abusi… Read full post »


Paul Craig Roberts

U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller (Middle District of Alabama), who entered a rehab program in the wake of charges that he beat up his wife in an Atlanta hotel room, symbolizes the corruption that is causing decay in vital American institutions. In a sense,/… Read full post »

Mark Fuller


I was "fired" as an editor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 2008 for reporting on my blog that U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller was repeatedly ruling unlawfully and corruptly in the criminal trial of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman and former H… Read full post »



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When someone says "Republican," what is the first word that pops in your mind. For me, it's "hypocrite," and I suspect that comes high on your list of words to associate with the GOP.

This comes to mind after recently reviewing a document … Read full post »

Bill Upton, of Vulcan Steel Products


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 The president of an Alabama steel company had an extramarital affair with a young woman he and his wife had raised as their daughter, according to court records in Jefferson County.

William D. "Bill"/… Read full post »


U.S. Judge Bill Pryor

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(WARNING: This report includes a link to an explicit photograph at the end of the post. The photograph was captured from a gay porn Web site and features full-frontal male nudity. If you do not wish to view suchRead full post »

Judge Roy Moore


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Alabama judge Roy Moore spouts off so often about the Ten Commandments that a reasonable person might figure Moore actually knows what they say and abides by them. Moore wears his Christian faith on his sleeve to such an extend that… Read full post »



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President Obama feared an assassination attempt if his administration tried to prosecute apparent crimes from the George W. Bush terms, according to a new book by a veteran Washington, D.C., lawyer and journalist.

In fact, the president… Read full post »

Robert Vance Jr.


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 Public documents show that attempted bribery has been present in the Alabama case that led to a $25-million federal lawsuit against Jefferson County Circuit Judge Robert Vance Jr. Records also indicate that William B. CasRead full post »

Luther Strange and

Jessica Medeiros Garrison


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Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has engaged in a lengthy extramarital affair with his former campaign manager, sources tell Legal Schnauzer. In fact, the affair appears to be ongoing.

Je/… Read full post »

U.S. Judge Henry Wingate


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 Paul Minor, one of the most successful plaintiffs' lawyers in Mississippi history, has been released from prison on his Bush-era conviction for "crimes" that do not exist under actual law. Minor's legal problems,Read full post »

Ted Rollins (right) with Copper Beech

founder Jack McWhirter at

Penn State 


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 You might think that residents of State College, Pennsylvania, would be hyper vigilant about anyone with a history as a child abuser entering their environs. AfteRead full post »

Bull Connor's fire hoses


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 The Alabama lawyer who filed the original complaint in a case that last week overturned a key section of the Voting Rights Act has family ties to the Dixiecrat movement that opposed racial integration in the/… Read full post »


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 At the time of his death in a fiery car crash on June 18, journalist Michael Hastings was working on a story about alleged Anonymous leader Barrett Brown. Currently under federal indictment on charges related to computer hacking, Brown isRead full post »

Shelby County, Alabama


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The legal and political worlds have been abuzz over the past 24 hours about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision yesterday to overturn a key section of the Voting Rights Act in a case styled Shelby County v. HolderRead full post »

Rollins Ranch Cartersville



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Anyone who doubts that one of the South's wealthiest families could manipulate the Rollins v. Rollins divorce case in Shelby County, Alabama, should consider recent transportation n/… Read full post »

The home of Texas prosecutor

Mike McLelland



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Based on the comments of Texas law-enforcement officials over the weekend, the state's justice system officially went into crisis mode on Saturday.


That's when the bullet-riddled bodies of Ka… Read full post »