OFFICE OF GOVERNOR BOB RILEY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 28, 2009
Contact: Jeff Emerson, cell: 334-799-4477
Governor Riley's Office Reaction to White Hall Gambling Center Order
MONTGOMERY -- Jeff Emerson, communications director for Governor Bob Riley, issued the following statement on Saturday :
"We believe the judge should have recused himself because of his conflict of interest. We also believe his decision is fundamentally flawed and will be reversed on appeal because the Alabama Supreme Court has already ruled that slot machines are illegal in every county of Alabama. The judge's decision today is not a final order, just a preliminary injunction pending the final outcome of the case."