Ala. Supreme Court Says No Interference by Gov.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court says no justice had any contact with the governor or anyone acting on his behalf concerning the assignment of bingo-related cases to a member of the court or the anticipated release date of bingo cases.

The nine-member court issued a statement Monday saying it is conducting an internal investigation of the source of any unauthorized disclosures.

The chief justice's chief of staff, Scott Mitchell, says the court's statement stems from claims by Tuscaloosa businessman Stan Pate that Gov. Bob Riley intervened with the court to get a case involving Victoryland's electronic bingo machines moved from one justice to another to handle.

The court ended up ruling unanimously that a Macon County judge couldn't block the governor's gambling task force from raiding the machines.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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  • by Amigorick Location: Dothan on Aug 27, 2010 at 06:15 AM
    Eric. Please post any portion of the current state law that SPECIFICALLY calls electronic bingo illegal. Don't post the **** about slot machines, because anyone with any intelligence at all can search online and discover that there are very specific differences between slot machines and Bingo machines. Although they may look similar they are not the same. Just like a cigarette and a marijuana cigarette may appear the same, one is illegal and the other is not. Oh, and by the way, just to fore-go your expected comment, I do not nor have I ever smoked any type of cigarette, marijuana or other drug. The problem still lies with the state legislature, not the gov or the Supremes. The legislature needs to step in and clarify the laws one way or the other.
  • by chris Location: kyser on Aug 20, 2010 at 09:51 AM
    ok what does illegal means it means someone is doing something or operating something that is not legal ok if electronic bingo is not legal then why haven't anyone been arrested and tried for it its simple bob riley is a sorry excuse for a human being he has taken jobs away from us alabamians and just to make sure those job under time as gov. of alabama don't come back he has paid off the ASC but when the REAL GOVERNVOR SPARKS takes office those jobs will be back and more jobs will come to alabama
  • by Erik Location: Wiregrass on Aug 19, 2010 at 04:46 PM
    yo...guest...errr coward... apparently you seem to forget what you wrote in your first post... what ruling? IDIOT And as you have seen "proof" why don't you provide links to it... your mind is so contaminated in hate because your pet hobby was found to be STILL illegal.. and then shut down according to LAW. Your fantasies are simply that.. fantasies of a diseased mind. Seeing that none of the preceding had ANYTHING to do with this article,... care to state AGAIN what is a lie ? IDIOT
  • by guest on Aug 18, 2010 at 04:21 PM
    Erik you are the idiot. I have seen the proof. Riley needs to be put in jail. If you or I have done what he has. We would be in jail.
  • by Erik Location: Wiregrass on Aug 17, 2010 at 09:57 PM
    As usual... one of the bingo-bots fails at comprehension. Ruling ?..ruling?.... It's all moot though, the conspiracy idiots already accuse the ASC of being bought and paid for... along with the legislature, law enforcement, local governments, and anyone opposed to illegal gambling (incl electronic bingo...) by an IMAGINARY 13 million dollars "hushed" along to Gov Riley YEARS ago.... If it were so... that would have been the best, most profitable, and most effective, and probably the cheapest... payoff in the history of the world... It makes for a good laugh at nights reading their idiocies on the boards though...
  • by guest on Aug 16, 2010 at 08:47 PM
    That is a big fat lie. Can some one tell me how Tysons can get a ruling in 4 Hours from the supreme court?????
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