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Alabama Enacts New Law to Speed Death Penalty Appeals

The Alabama Senate gave final passage on May 18th to the “Fair Justice Act” (Senate bill 187), a measure designed to speed up state appeals in death penalty cases, and on May 26th, Gov. Kay Ivey signed it into law.

The Parents Of A College Student Who Killed Herself After Reporting She Was Raped Have Filed A Wrongful Death Suit

A lawsuit accuses law enforcement and university officials of failing to give Megan Rondini, the subject of a BuzzFeed News story, the help she needed after she reported being assaulted by a wealthy man in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Opponents decry 12-year-old AL rape victim's abortion waiver

Two opponents of a 12-year-old Alabama girl's decision to have an abortion after she was raped by a relative spoke out Wednesday during a news conference in Montgomery.

Did judicial override end in Alabama? Some say judges can still overrule jury over death penalty

Two north Alabama defense attorneys are disputing a judge's ability to override a jury vote and condemn a capital murder convict to death.

New law changes the way traffic stops go down in Alabama

Traffic stops can be a nightmare - not just for drivers - but for officers as well. Tension grows the longer they last and reaching for documents is something many people fear. But under Legislative Act 2017-242 taking affect August 1st, drivers will be able to store their registration on their cell phones; similar to the already existing law allowing drivers to store their insurance on their phone.

Donald Trump nominates two for Alabama federal court positions

President Donald Trump announced his fifth wave of judicial candidates Thursday, which included two possible Alabama appointments.

When the doctor makes a mistake, it's hard to find a lawyer in Alabama

Georgia Bearden believes she was hurt by a faulty pacemaker - but said the Alabama legal system has made it all but impossible for her to argue her case in court.

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