Governor Riley Comments on Supreme Court Ruling

MONTGOMERY, AL – Governor Bob Riley issued the following comment on Wednesday night concerning the Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling that the Task Force on Illegal Gambling can return to the Greenetrack casino.

“Disregarding Supreme Court orders cannot be and must never be optional. Our judicial system depends on people following the orders of the state’s highest court,” said Governor Riley.

The Alabama Supreme Court late Wednesday struck down an order issued Tuesday night by a Greene County judge that required the Governor’s Task Force on Illegal Gambling to leave Greenetrack.

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  • by John S Location: Florida on Jul 2, 2010 at 02:03 PM
    Maybe the next Governor (Crook) will let the people vote on bingo. Me and my wife both work in Florida and the company i work for provides me with a company truck and lets me drop my wife off at her work (in Florida) and pick her up everyday.It's bad when you live in one state and have to work in another. I was offered a great job at country crossing with good pay and would have been only 30 mins from home, but glad i didn't take it. I knew Riley would do something like he has done.For him to get rich off the indians and the people of Ala. get poorer
  • by Frank Location: Enterprise on Jul 2, 2010 at 07:58 AM
    Governor Riley, you have served the majority of your constituents well in this endeavor. With the State Supreme Court ruling, your road is clear. Drive it through to the end! Get rid of all of them! Of course, we'll miss the tax revenues from Pawn Shops, prostitutes, drug dealers, Addiction Centers and other related businesses, but I'll forego a pothole filling or two to accomodate it!
  • by Helen Location: Cottonwood on Jul 1, 2010 at 05:48 PM
    Candace you are an imbecile. I have read a lot of your comments. Why don't you go a kiss Riley's but. Riley is not following the law. You will wait and see Riley will be in jail. And that is a fact..
  • by Jay Location: Wicksburg on Jul 1, 2010 at 08:49 AM
    I agree with Fred. Also, all these people who support illegal gambling without the benefit of reading what is goin on, just listening to Gilley and Rickey Stokes, will get their wish for IMPEACHMENT!!! However, it will be the crooked politicians, judges, and lobbists that the Federal Grand Jury is about to indict. Thank God for Governor Riley.
  • by Candace Location: Dothan on Jul 1, 2010 at 08:07 AM
    Thank God they arrested Singleton. He's a disgusting Senator who does not follow the Law. Shame on him. Got them Riley and Tyson!!! So many in the gambling world think they are above the law! Come on Country Crossing up!!! I'd love to see that!
  • by Nolan Location: Daleville on Jul 1, 2010 at 08:04 AM
    I'm sure Gov Bob would have said the same thing if the Supreme court rules against his task force. hahaha I guess since the guy is on his way out he doesn't care how stupid he sounds in the press. I'm sure his retirement fund is full from the Indian Casinos. How about we shut them down too. What's the big deal we took ALL of the USA from the Indians from the beginning.
  • by JAMES Location: DOTHAN on Jul 1, 2010 at 04:16 AM
  • by Fred Location: Geneva on Jun 30, 2010 at 08:50 PM
    They basically called Judge Hardaway an obstructionist and idiot. I bet if he issues one more ruling to interfere he'll be charged with obstruction of justice. Hope teh gambling crowd's pay off was worth it Judge.
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