An Alabama prisoner received a life sentence Thursday for escaping with the help of a jail official who ultimately took her own life as police closed in following a manhunt across three states.
The Supreme Court issued a surprising 5-4 ruling in favor of Black voters in a congressional redistricting case from Alabama, with two conservative justices joining liberals in rejecting a Republican-led effort to weaken a landmark voting rights law.
Justices are expected to rule in the coming weeks in a case out of Alabama that could make it much more difficult for minority groups to sue over allegedly gerrymandered political maps that dilute their representation.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with an Alabama death row inmate who had his lethal injection called off at the last minute in November and argues he should be put to death by nitrogen hypoxia when he is ultimately executed.
The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared open Tuesday to making it harder to create majority Black electoral districts, in an Alabama case that could have far-reaching effects on minority voting power across the United States.
Interstate custody battle creates UCCJEA precedent: Photos and recordings kept by woman convinced Indiana court to decline jurisdiction
In March of 2021, Aubrey Shoemaker grabbed her child and fled from Indiana to the safety of her family in Alabama. The next day, she walked into an Alabama courthouse and filed a petition for an order of protection against her husband, Austin Shoemaker. Three days later, Austin filed for divorce and emergency custody of his child in Henry Circuit Court. Thus started a fight that initially involved two trial courts in different states issuing conflicting orders.
A $5,000 reward has been given to a person who provided help in capturing an inmate who sparked a nationwide manhunt after escaping with a jail official, Alabama’s governor said Wednesday.