Former Justice Says Riley's Office Didn't Influence Gambling Ruling

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A former Alabama Supreme Court justice says in a report he can find no evidence that anyone in Gov. Bob Riley's office tried to influence the court's ruling in a gambling case.

Former Justice Gorman Houston said in his three-page report that after investigating for more than 100 hours he could find no evidence of outside influence in the court's ruling that the governor's task force on illegal gambling could raid the Victoryland casino at Shorter.

Tuscaloosa businessman Stan Pate, a frequent critic of Gov. Bob Riley, had alleged that the governor or his staff had talked to the court about moving the VictoryLand case from one justice to another.

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  • by Anonymous Location: dothan on Sep 28, 2010 at 12:07 PM
    what a joke they are all payed off we want our bingo halls to open back up and bob and tyson are making sure the indians are making all they can we need the money here in dothan and the jobs i am so tired of seeing people with i am hungry signs and will work for food cause they took the jobs away from dothan and the other places i bet they did not go to bed hungry are sitting there trying to count change to put gas in there car or how are they gonna pay there bills they are a a-hole know what i mean
  • by TY Location: Dothan on Sep 28, 2010 at 05:29 AM
    this is the same judge investigating two drug companies for medicaid fraud.oh by the way he also has represented both conflict here! coruption here!...just another one of gov.goofy's good ole boys. where are the feds when u need them?
  • by Lawrence Location: Ozark on Sep 28, 2010 at 12:17 AM
    Oh, yea, what does he call the extra $20 million dollars that Riley just happened to find (when the state is supposed to be broke), and gave to the supreme court right before the judgement was rendered. It looks like a pretty good bit of influence to me!
  • by guest on Sep 27, 2010 at 11:20 PM
    Yeah right!!!! And the sun doesn't shine on Alabama either. Now do you think we all believe that????
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