Ala. Judge Must Steps Aside in Casino Raid Case

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The Alabama Supreme Court has ordered a Macon County judge to step aside from a case involving the state attorney general's seizure of electronic gambling machines from VictoryLand casino in Shorter.

The court ruled Friday on a request by Attorney General Luther Strange to have Macon County Circuit Judge Tom Young step aside. Young has initially refused to give the attorney general a search warrant for the raid in February, but did so reluctantly after being ordered by the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court's order said a reasonable person could conclude the judge might not set aside his strong views and be impartial in upcoming forfeiture proceedings for the machines. A new judge will hear the case.

The attorney general told that he is pleased with the ruling.

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