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Federal judge sets deadline for briefs in Alabama abortion lawsuit

BY: - September 6, 2023

A federal judge Tuesday set a Sept. 28 deadline for healthcare providers to respond toAlabama Attorney General Steve Marshall’s motion to dismiss their lawsuit seeking to stop Marshall from prosecuting those who help people obtain out-of-state abortion care. The lawsuit, filed on July 31 by former abortion providers in the state, cited comments made by […]

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Alabama AG’s office insists that Rachel Levine’s emails are relevant to ongoing legal battle

BY: - August 28, 2023

The Alabama Attorney General’s Office Friday stood by assertions that a federal official who is transgender should be designated an email custodian in a lawsuit over Alabama’s ban on medication for transgender youth.  “The United States refuses to turn over emails that it has apparently already searched and that are responsive to search terms it […]

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Alabama Department of Corrections continues to struggle to recruit staff

BY: - February 7, 2023

The Department of Corrections continues to struggle with staffing despite court orders to hire additional correctional officers.  In September, DOC had 1,810 staff in correctional facilities, according to its most recent quarterly report.  In September 2021, it had 2,225.  The agency recruited 221 officers during that time but lost 636 officers. Corrections was told to […]