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On 60th Anniversary, Video Recalls How Rosa Parks’ Arrest Sparked Historic Ruling

POSTED ON January 14, 2016 - 18:01
The full story of Rosa Parks’ arrest, and how it led to a federal court decision to strike down segregated buses, is the theme of “Ride to Justice,” a new U.S. courts video released on the 60th anniversary of her historic protest. The video, drawing on interviews with U.S. District Judge Myron H. Thompson and lawyer Fred Gray, notes that ...

Former Alabama Attorney General Bill Baxley's Oral History

POSTED ON March 16, 2016 - 15:03
(Pictured L-R: George Royer, George Beck, Chief Judge Carnes, Bill Baxley, Judge Thompson, Chief Judge Watkins) During the week of March 7, 2016, Former Alabama Attorney General Bill Baxley allowed the Middle District of Alabama to chronicle his years as Alabama's Attorney General. Huntsville Attorney George Royer moderated the multi-day sessions with Baxley in Baxley's Birmingham office and in the ...

ALMD Hosts 2016 Minority Pre-Law Conference

POSTED ON April 14, 2016 - 21:04
(Photo Caption: Judge Thompson, Judge Hardwick, and Joel Caldwell with some of the event's attendees.) The Capital City Bar Association and the Alabama State Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section have organized a successful initiative aimed at helping minority students focus on their futures. One of the goals of the Alabama State Bar’s Young Lawyers Section (AYLS) is to assist lawyers ...

Montgomery Awarded Trophy As Best Military Host

POSTED ON April 14, 2016 - 21:04
The City of Montgomery has for many years demonstrated strong support for the military and education at Maxwell Air Force Base. Recently, this netted the city the 2015 Altus Trophy -- a prestigious national honor awarded annually to recognize the Air Force community that provides the finest support to its Air Education Training Command (AETC) Unit -- which was presented ...

My Time With Judge Johnson

POSTED ON April 14, 2016 - 21:04
(Photo caption: Judge Dubina addresses Judge Johnson's former law clerks.) On April 8, the Alabama Middle District hosted the 2016 Johnson Law Clerk Reunion and Symposium. This year's event was "My Time With Judge Johnson." Approximately a dozen of Judge Frank M. Johnson's former law clerks returned to this historic courthouse -- and courtroom 2FMJ -- for what was both ...

KIPP South Fulton Academy Returns to ALMD

POSTED ON May 23, 2016 - 20:05
On Thursday (May 19) the Alabama Middle District and Judge Myron H. Thompson hosted the KIPP South Fulton Academy fifth grade for the morning. After checking in, the group was able to attend a sentencing, followed up with a session in the Frank M. Johnson library with Judge Thompson. Entering its twelfth year now, the program’s activities involved many members ...
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