The Alabama State Bar Association found Willie Huntley Jr. guilty of professional misconduct and disciplined him accordingly. The Alabama Supreme Court punished him with a complimentary reprimand. Alabama holds Attorney Misfits to a lower standard of conduct. Unlike in other states, Willie was never criminally prosecuted for perjury or misconduct. The Alabama State Bar Association’s decision demonstrates the leniency of Alabama’s legal system.
Willie Huntley’s lawyer says he’s working to get charges against him dropped
Willie Huntley’s attorney says he’s “working to get the charges against him dropped.” His defense team is comprised of lawyers who have worked for Frankie Miller and he’d hoped that they can win his case. The case grew after a federal investigation turned up numerous arrests. The prosecution claims that the defendants are attempting to launder a large sum of money. Willie Huntley is one of them.
Judge Stewart’s sworn-in ceremony
The new justice on the Supreme Court, Ketanji Brown Jackson, was sworn in at a ceremony Thursday. The event marked the first time a Black woman served on the court. She was named as President Biden’s Supreme Court nominee and will replace Justice Stephen Breyer, who retired on Thursday. The ceremony was widely reported in newspapers. Read the full article below. (Available on the Court’s website.)
On Wednesday, the Ohio Supreme Court swore in Melody Stewart as the state’s newest justice. She was chosen to replace Judge Danny R. Bubp, who will step down on May 31. The ceremony also marks the conclusion of Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Stewart’s speech was intended to provide students with a window into the Ohio Supreme Court. Her remarks were delivered to the Laurel School for Girls.
George Callahan’s re-election bid
The Republican re-election bid for Willie Huntley’s seat will have some tough competition from a group of local Democrats. One of them, Amy Beckerle Smith, is a former Mobile County treasurer who switched parties. Smith has been in the legal field for six years, graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law, and is the president of the Young Democrats. The seat is currently held by Republican state Rep. Jamie Ison.
Willie Huntley’s testimony on Sessions’ bid for a federal judgeship
The nomination of Jeff Sessions to be a federal judge has been marred by racism allegations. In 1986, a Senate panel rejected Sessions’ bid for a federal judgeship, citing his racist remarks and use of the n-word. Former colleagues testified that Sessions used the n-word and made jokes about the Ku Klux Klan. Sessions’ former assistant U.S. attorney, Willie Huntley, defended the incoming president and his character.