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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  • by Frank Location: Enterprise on Jul 2, 2010 at 07:19 AM
    GO, GOVERNOR RILEY! Get rid of all of 'em! Of course, we'll miss the tax revenues from Pawn Shops, prostitutes, drug dealers, Gambling-Addiction Centers and related family businesses, but I for one am willing to sacrifice a filled pothole or two for the greater good. Move 'em all to Biloxi!
  • by JAMES Location: DOTHAN on Jul 1, 2010 at 04:19 AM
    YOU DONT HAVE A CHANCE WHEN BINGO LIER RILEY AND SKUNK FACE TYSON NAVE THE SUPREME COURT IN THEIR FRONT POCKET.
  • by Helen Location: Cottonwood on Jun 30, 2010 at 11:34 PM
    Riley has the supreme court in his back pocket. He makes out there paychecks and gives them a bonus to vote in his favor. How can Riley say he is a governor?? I have lived a long time and never have heard or seen a governor act like this. He is way out of control. He needs to be impeached. Throw the bum out. IMPEACH RILEY NOW.
  • by Butch Location: Dothan on Jun 30, 2010 at 06:44 PM
    This is just one more example of the corruption in our government. We need to start in the upcoming election to remove corruption and vote for the honest ones if there are any left.
  • by JAMES Location: DOTHAN on Jun 30, 2010 at 05:10 PM
    HOW CAN YOU WIN WHEN BINGO LIER BUYS OSS THOSE JUDGES.
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