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Judge: Gay Couples Have Right to Marry but Ruling on Hold

Posted: 05/22/2015 - A federal judge has ruled that gays and lesbians have the right to marry in all Alabama counties, but placed her decision on hold until the U.S Supreme Court issues a ruling on same-sex marriage.

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DOJ Cites Hinds County for Jail Conditions

Posted: 05/21/2015 - Federal officials say faltering efforts to improve conditions at Hinds County's two jails have been inadequate to overcome decrepit physical conditions, rampant violence and poor staffing.

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Committee Delays Vote on LGBT Hiring Protections

Posted: 05/21/2015 - An Alabama Senate committee delayed a vote on a bill that would protect gay, lesbian and transgendered state employees from discrimination in the workplace.

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Attorneys Seek Hearing for Death Row Inmate

Updated: 05/19/2015 - Attorneys for a Mississippi death row inmate are asking the state Supreme Court to order a hearing on his mental health as a possible step toward overturning his conviction.

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Former Officer Asks Court to Enforce Its Order

Updated: 05/19/2015 - A former Meridian police officer who won his job back in court still has not been allowed back at work, according to a motion filed in Lauderdale County Circuit Court.

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Time Runs Short on Budget Solution

Posted: 05/18/2015 - Alabama lawmakers are running short on time and options as they seek a solution to the projected General Fund shortfall for next year.

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Alabama's A.G. Warns about Scam

Posted: 05/15/2015 - Alabama's attorney general is warning consumers of a scam involving people pretending to be law enforcement and demanding payments for missed jury duty and unpaid debts.

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Alabama General Fund Budget Has Deep Cuts

Posted: 05/14/2015 - The Alabama House Ways and Means Committee approved an austere budget after lawmakers were unable to reach an agreement on proposed tax bills to fill a shortfall of more than $200 million.

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Louisiana House Backs Abortion Ban Based on Gender

Posted: 05/14/2015 - The Louisiana House has agreed to prohibit abortions based on gender, despite questions about whether provisions in the bill that allow for lawsuits and damage claims go too far.

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Johnson: Current Address Important When Voting

Updated: 05/11/2015 - Counties are getting ready to mail out voter registration cards for the first time in months, with new district lines set to take effect for the 2015 elections.

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