Riley seeks judge's removal on White Hall raid

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Gov. Bob Riley has asked the Alabama Supreme Court to block a court ruling that would allow the White Hall gambling center to reopen after a raid by the Governor's Task Force on Illegal Gambling.

Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Mark Kennedy ruled Saturday
that the gambling hall can reopen without fear of another raid pending a ruling on whether more than 100 machines seized March 19 are legal.

Riley asked the Supreme Court on Monday to toss Kennedy's ruling
because Kennedy has worked for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians,
which operates three gambling halls in Alabama.

An attorney representing the charity that operates White Hall, Bobby Segall, says the governor's attorneys have been trying to delay the case and haven't met the burden necessary to remove Kennedy.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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