Court allows Ala. task force to resume casino raid

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Supreme Court has once again cleared the way for the governor's gambling task force to raid the
Greenetrack electronic bingo casino at Eutaw.

The court's ruling at about 5 p.m. Wednesday ended a daylong
legal standoff at the casino about 80 miles southeast of
Birmingham.

Greene County Circuit Judge Eddie Hardaway had issued an order
shortly before midnight Tuesday that stopped task force commander
John Tyson Jr. from seizing the electronic bingo machines.

He considers them to be illegal slot machines.

In Wednesday afternoon's order the court, in a 7-2 ruling, said
Hardaway had no authority to interfere with the task force's raid
Tuesday night.

The court ordered Greene County officials to allow
the task force members to re-enter Greenetrack and resume seizure
operations.


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