The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation is now looking into the incident as well.
"Alabama law sets the age of majority at 19 years old, not 18 years. An 18-year-old is thus a minor," say Casey McWhorter's lawyers.
Without a prompt post-seizure hearing, people can lose their property for months or years even when they ultimately get it back.
"The police are free to ask questions, and the public is free to ignore them," wrote a federal judge.
Alabamans have no right "to conspire with others in Alabama to try to have abortions performed out of state," argues Attorney General Steve Marshall.
Etowah County, Alabama, has charged hundreds of pregnant women and new mothers with "chemical endangerment" over minor drug offenses.
James Barber is set to be killed next month, the first execution after a string of botched lethal injection executions in the state.
The state seems to think kids don't like the taste of peach.
Freedom's Dominion argues Southern history was animated by "racialized radical anti-statism." The case is lacking.
Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana have all seen dramatic improvements in reading scores by investing in "science-based" reading instruction.
On Monday, the Supreme Court sided with an Alabama death-row inmate who, after surviving a botched lethal injection attempt last year, says he wants to die by gas chamber instead.
After an array of botched and unsuccessful executions, the state's Department of Corrections says its ready to start executing inmates again.
The Brookside Police Department’s shakedown of travelers became a national news story and prompted federal lawsuits.
Her podcast Unreformed: The Story of the Alabama Industrial School for Negro Children delves into abuse at a state-run institution.
The Supreme Court Will Decide Whether You Have a Right to a Prompt Hearing After Cops Seize Your Property
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear two consolidated cases by Alabama women whose cars were both seized for more than a year before courts found they were innocent owners.
Lakeith Smith's case epitomizes the issues with the "felony murder" doctrine.
"No one buys this sham of a review," wrote one critic. "And the reason we don't buy it is because we all have functioning brains."
Tony Mitchell's death was a "direct and proximate result" of jail officers' "deliberate indifference or malice, and of their ongoing denial of Tony's constitutional rights under a scheme that continued to operate after his death," his family's suit states.
Montgomery doesn’t want people to see a police dog maul a man to death out of fear of the response.
"Under the new rule, the State would have been able to prolong the botched execution process indefinitely," the Equal Justice Initiative wrote in a press release.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear 94-year-old Geraldine Tyler's case challenging home equity theft.
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Fortunately, government kills fewer prisoners each year.
While the pause comes as a relief to those opposed to the death penalty, Ivey's full-throated defense of the practice makes it clear that she seeks only a temporary pause in executions, not an end to the policy.
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For the second time in three months, the state struggles and fails to execute a death row inmate.
The debate over bail has become a polarizing flash point. But as usual, the answer is more nuanced than either Republicans or Democrats would have their bases believe.
A federal judge denied qualified immunity for officers accused of making up charges to get money from fines.
Alabama Cops Arrested Man Watering His Neighbor's Plants Because He Wouldn't Give Them His Full Name
Michael Jennings was arrested on obstruction charges, even after a neighbor who called police over "suspicious person" concerns told officers she had made a mistake.
Local Law Prevented an Alabama Town From Firing Two Cops. So They Dissolved the Police Department Instead.
When one police officer's racist text messages surfaced online earlier this month, local officials found that city law prevented the outright firing of the officers involved.
An Alabama Prison Allegedly Botched a Man's Execution. Officials Deny That Anything Unusual Occurred.
Joe Nathan James appeared to have suffered for hours as prison officials tried to establish an IV for lethal injection.
This Alabama Town's Shakedowns Are So Egregious That the Justice Department Is Backing a Suit Against It
Brookside faces several federal challenges for trying to fund its city by ticketing and towing the cars of anybody they can get away with.
It would signal that the transportation future involves decentralization and rapid change rather than Washington-style command-and-control.
Alabama's attorney general argues such medical transitioning is not rooted in America’s history and therefore not constitutionally protected.
The Moore family has lived on their land for generations. Now the state of Alabama says their homes must make way for a highway.
Somebody tell Tim James that his political party actually supports school choice.
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A major school choice bill is sitting in legislative limbo.