The Supreme Court Justices Who Overruled Macon County Circuit Court JudgeRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Feb 20 2013 6:33 PM
Alabama Political Reporter
MONTGOMERY—On Tuesday law enforcement agents from the Attorney General’s Office and the Alabama Department of Public Safety stormed VictoryLand casino in Shorter, Alabama.
An order from the Supreme Court of Alabama opened the door for Attorney General Luther Strange to command the raid and seizure of property at the facility.
On February 15, the Supreme Court ordered Macon County Circuit Court Judge Tom Young to sign the search warrant per the Attorney General’s request. Young had previously denied the AG’s warrant. The AG then went before the Alabama Criminal Court of Appeals who unanimously denied his request. Five members of the Criminal Court of Appeals are republicans.
To the dismay of many, the ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court and all adjoining documents were sealed by the Court.