Governor’s Office Comments on Report from Justice Gorman Houston

MONTGOMERY – The Governor’s Office issued the following statement from Jeff Emerson, Communications Director for Governor Bob Riley:

“The Governor's office gave its complete cooperation to Justice Houston in his investigation of the false and outrageous allegations that the case was reassigned at the request of the Governor or his staff. Governor Riley appreciates the seriousness with which Justice Houston conducted the investigation. Justice Houston's conclusion that there is no evidence to support the allegations should put to rest once and for all these baseless claims against the Governor and the Court.

“Justice Houston's conclusion that confidential information was leaked to the public about the case is not a surprise. After all, one individual not associated in any way with the Governor held a press conference on the steps of the Supreme Court the day before the decision was released and announced that the case had been reassigned from one justice to another. While that information was clearly leaked by someone, it was not leaked to the Governor, his staff, or anyone associated with the Task Force on Illegal Gambling,” said Emerson.

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  • by greg Location: dothan on Sep 28, 2010 at 11:06 AM
    This is just another joke, of course Riley was involved why else would he fight this hard against bingo and against nothing else that really matters... he should be more worried and focused on fighting drugs and crime in our state and working on our education system so we are not on the bottom of the list when it comes to education in our great country...
  • by bobby Location: dothan on Sep 28, 2010 at 10:59 AM
    I really don't know what to believe anymore when it comes to Governor Riley. Im sure he had some kind of influence just he's not that dumb to leave evidence lying around....
  • by Joe Location: Dothan on Sep 28, 2010 at 10:58 AM
    Did anyone really think that the supreme court was going to have one of its justices come out and say that Riley's office and their justices colluded on a ruling? Of course they aren't going to admit that!
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