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The distance ahead: John Lewis, Gov. John Patterson and the challenges of reconciliation

POSTED ON July 30, 2020 - 17:07
Warning: This story contains offensive language. It was written by Montgomery Advertiser reporter Brian Lyman, who graciously shared it with the ALMD. A half-century after he condemned the Freedom Riders, former Alabama Gov. John Patterson said he admired them. “It meant so much to the state of Alabama that they came here and did what they did, under grave, adverse ...

Myron H. Thompson, Life and Times of a Renowned Federal Court Judge

POSTED ON July 29, 2020 - 17:07
Article written by Gary Banks of the Darien Men's Association and graciously shared with the ALMD. The accompanying video is a recording of Tom Igoe interviewing Judge Myron H. Thomson on July 29, 2020. Download a transcript here. Established in 1977, and now in its 42nd year, the mission of the Darien Men's Association (DMA) is to provide a forum ...

ALMD Hosts Its First Naturalization Ceremony of the Year

POSTED ON July 07, 2020 - 15:07
On July 7, 2020 the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama held its first outdoor naturalization ceremony of the year. Twenty five candidates for naturalization - each the prescribed six feet apart - took their oath of citizenship in a service presided over by Chief Magistrate Judge Wallace Capel Jr. During his remarks, Judge Capel reminded ...

FPI Pilgrimage to Alabama Includes Interview With Judge Myron H. Thompson

POSTED ON June 25, 2020 - 18:06
Each year, the Faith and Politics Institute (FPI) gathers a bipartisan group of members of Congress and our community to experience the convergence of shared values and historical places. Since 1998 the FPI has led more than 300 members of the U.S. House and Senate with Congressman John Lewis as well as former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and ...

United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama Selects Kelly Fitzgerald Pate as New Magistrate Judge

POSTED ON May 21, 2020 - 18:05
The judges of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama have selected Kelly Fitzgerald Pate to fill the United States Magistrate Judge vacancy to be created in the Middle District of Alabama due to the retirement of Magistrate Judge Wallace Capel on July 31, 2020. Ms. Pate was selected from a large group of highly qualified ...

Alumnus Andrew Brasher Confirmed to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals by Senate

POSTED ON February 24, 2020 - 20:02
The U.S. Senate has confirmed U.S. District Judge Andrew Brasher ’02 to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, which handles cases filed in Georgia, Florida and Alabama. He is a graduate of Howard College of Arts and Sciences and currently serves on Samford’s Board of Overseers. Prior to the confirmation, he served as federal judge on the U.S. District Court ...
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