AG Can't Interfere with Task Force

Ala Supreme Court rules for Riley on bingo

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Gov. Bob Riley's gambling task force has won at the Alabama Supreme Court.

The state's highest court ruled Friday that the Governor's Task Force on Illegal Gambling can challenge the electronic bingo games at the White Hall Entertainment Center in Lowndes County even if the attorney general doesn't approve.

The ruling is a setback for Attorney General Troy King's efforts to take over the task force's legal action against casinos.

The court said state law does not authorize the attorney general to control litigation by law officers acting at the governor's direction.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Helen on May 22, 2010 at 08:58 AM
    Why can't we comment on this??????
  • by helen on May 21, 2010 at 11:03 PM
    Country Crossing is being sold to the indians.
  • by Erik Location: wiregrass on May 21, 2010 at 04:39 PM
    The pro gambling faction must be slow readers, or perhaps they haven't received their marching instructions from the gilley camp. Perhaps I can save them some typing by "pre-posting" their comments to come. 1. Riley owns the Supreme Court, this just proves it. 2. Riley is a crook, the SC are idiots, RG knows what is good for AL. 3. Riley stole all these jobs because of illegal raids. Did I miss any pertinent ones?
  • by JAMES Location: DOTHAN on May 21, 2010 at 04:25 PM
    I SEE TROY KING GOT WHAT HE NEEDED.LIKE I SAID TROY KING COULD NOT DO NOTHING WITH OUT TALKING TO A JUDGE A MAKE A DECISION FOR HIM.TROY KING IS SPINLES AND GOT NO BALLS .I AM FOR BINGO BUT YOU GOT THESE PEOPLE UP THEIR IN MONTGOMERY AND HOUSTON COUNTY THAT ARE JUST LIKE TROY KING NO BACKBONE OR BALLS.MABY WHEN IT COMES ELECTION TIME WE CAN GET ALL THESE JERKS OUT OF MONTGOMERY AND HOUSTON COUNTY.THAT ALSO MEANS ben lewis.BEN YOU NEED TO GO TO SOMOLIA AND TAKE YOUR BACKWOOD RELIGION WITH YOU.PEOPLE LIKE YOU DONT NEED THIS TYPE OF POWER BECAUSE YOU CAN NOY HANDLE THE PREASSURE.WHEN THE PEOPLE OF HOUSTON COUNTY PRESSURE YOU TO VOTE ON BINGO YOU S..T IN YOUR PANCE.BE GLAD WHEN JUNE GET HERE SO WE CAN GET YOU OUR D.A SHERIFF OUT OF OFFICE AND FIGHT FOR THE PEOPLE OF HOUSTON COUNTY.GO MR SPARKS MR ANDERSON MISS SMITH AND MR CULVERT.THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WE NEED.AS FAR AS THE SUPREME COURT YOU ARE A JOKE.BINGO RILEY AND RAMBO TYSON BY TO YOU TO.RILEY RUN FOR GOVENOR OF MISSSIPPI.
  • by Helen Location: Cottonwood on May 21, 2010 at 04:24 PM
    Country Crossing is moving to Mississippi any way. AND they are selling the complex to the indians. Now we will get to play e-bingo....HAHAHAHAHA You anti-bingo people.
  • by BULL Location: FLORIDA on May 21, 2010 at 03:11 PM
    GOODNESS OLE BILL MUST HAVE A LOT OF FOLKS ON THE LINE OR A LOT OF SKELTONS HE KNOWS ABOUT. HE'S SOMETHING THATS FORSURE
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