A national watchdog group says a race for a spot on the Alabama Supreme Court is one of five nationwide that will merit close scrutiny in 2008.
Justice at Stake says the battle for Harold See's spot on the Alabama Supreme Court is expected to be both expensive and nasty. Weak campaign-finance laws, plus Alabama's standing as a key battleground in the fight between trial lawyers and business interests, will make the race particularly intriguing.
See won a spot on the court in 1996, in one of the early races that started the transformation of the Alabama Supreme Court from all-Democrat to all-Republican. (The court currently has one Democrat, Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb.)
In The Birmingham News version of this story, Alabama Republic Party chair Mike Hubbard says it is important to elect conservative judges who will not "legislate from the bench."
I've got news for Hubbard. Our conservative judges already legislate from the bench. In fact, they do worse than that. They flat out cheat people, and we will lay out a prime example here at Legal Schnauzer.
If anyone from the Alabama Democratic Party is paying attention, this blog will provide you with irrefutable evidence that our current conservative appeals courts are corrupt. This should lay the groundwork for major gains by Democrats on Alabama courts over the next few years. But so far, I've seen no evidence that any Democrat in a position of authority has the cojones needed to unmask our corrupt conservative judges.
If someone in authority in the state Democratic party does not grow a spine, I see a Republican winning See's seat in a runaway. Citizens will continue to buy into Mike Hubbard's BS until Democrats show them a reason not to. One of the best reasons will be found right here at Legal Schnauzer.
Will Alabama Democrats stand up and fight the forces that our corrupting our justice system? I've seen no evidence of it yet.