“Luckily, legislatures make laws, not courthouse lackeys on the fly.” –Kyle Whitmire, AL.com Where are the open courts of Alabama? During the Newsome Conspiracy Case, we observed that Judge Carole Smitherman created a secretive “Star Chamber” where alleged criminal acts, perjury, and unsavory conduct were hidden from public view; and all hearings, pleadings, and oral arguments were held … Continue reading Lackeys: Alabama’s Unconstitutional and Secret Star Chambers
What in heaven’s name is Balch, a well-connected but alleged racist law firm, processing housing assistance for homebuyers? Mississippi and its two largest counties received $200 million in federal Covid-19 relief funds to cover back rent, with the aim of preventing evictions, according to NBC News. “But the vast majority of that money has not been spent, … Continue reading Balch and the Mississippi Rental Assistance Flop
This month we reached our fourth birthday and we want to thank YOU our dear readers. We hope you had a safe and pleasant Spring Break, and also hope that you and your loved ones were not impacted by the horrific tornadoes from last week. We will continue to report about the alleged criminal, egregious, … Continue reading Happy 4th Birthday to BanBalch.com!
[This post originally was published on October 22, 2018 before Alabama Power was linked to the staged arrest of Burt Newsome. Now with the uncontrolled panic of Alabama Power and its CEO Mark A. Crosswhite, federal investigators need to take a closer look at the trampling of Newsome’s Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, re-open the … Continue reading RICO, Actors, and Staged Events
Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the founding of our public charity the Consejo de Latinos Unidos (CDLU). Co-founded by the late Hortensia Magaña and K.B. Forbes, our organization has worked tirelessly to provide a voice for the voiceless while taking on some of the most powerful but unscrupulous corporations and inept government agencies across … Continue reading Twenty Years Later, CDLU Continues Fight Regardless of Vicious Hate Crimes
We have reviewed the 149 letters of support during ex-Drummond executive David Roberson’s sentencing hearing and nothing compares to psychiatrist Mark J. Mills who evaluated Roberson and wrote: In more than thirty years of full-time forensic practice, I have evaluatednearly 1000 criminal litigants for both the prosecution and the defense (and many civil litigants); unsurprisingly, … Continue reading Looking Like Fools on the Path of No Return
Did Mark A. Crosswhite mislead parent company Southern Company about Alabama Power’s involvement in the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal or the Newsome Conspiracy Case? In early 2017, Balch & Bingham allegedly told the now indicted, former CEO of Black Hall Aerospace Paul Daigle that we, the CDLU, were “nothing” to worry about. With the indictment … Continue reading Alabama Power Rocked to the Core; Will Crosswhite Resign or Retire?
For the almost four years that we have been advocating that Balch & Bingham reform themselves top to bottom, we have learned one truth: those closely associated with or defending Balch make the dumbest, most foolish, and poorest decisions at the worst time possible. In the summer of 2017 at the height of two federal … Continue reading With Neon Lights Shining, Will Biden Administration Target Drummond Company?
What sound, reputable client would ever hire embattled law firm Balch & Bingham after this despicable admission? Balch has stunned the legal community today in a report from Legal Schnauzer, the well-read legal blog. David Roberson, the ex-Drummond Company executive, is suing Balch and Drummond for $75 million. Balch, which once stated in court proceeding … Continue reading Lying Sacks of Marbles: Balch Calls False Advice, Lying to Client a “Legal Service”
The recovery of Burt Newsome has been truly amazing. Last week, he set aside a walker and is finally using a cane. His shattered leg and other injuries are healing well. Last week, Newsome even appeared in person at the Jefferson County Courthouse, and on Saturday, he went to his son’s soccer match. Every single … Continue reading Newsome Returns on Cane; Is Balch’s Vow Coming True?
Beyond the institutional racism that allegedly drove Balch & Bingham paid goons and stooges to target poor African-American families in North Birmingham, the mere mention about the continued toxicity and pollution in the community brings absolute, knee-jerk denials from powerful entities inside and outside the community. Screaming “government overreach” or hollering “we are complying with … Continue reading Pitiful: Desecrating a Memorial for the Dead in North Birmingham
Former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers has quit embattled law firm Balch & Bingham. Law.com is reporting he has jumped to Johnson Marlowe. Two years ago, we wrote about the Dean of Balch’s Atlanta office, writing: We know about some of the great and honorable partners at Balch & Bingham who truly have been hurt by the … Continue reading Former Georgia Attorney General Dumps Balch; Exodus of the Good Begins
[This post originally appeared two years ago on September 26, 2018. With a recently orchestrated campaign that has backfired horrendously, the dumb-as-rocks terrorization of the wrong family, and the brain amputation of a once-respected journalist, Balch & Bingham defenders, boosters, and buffoons appear to have cost the firm more than prestige. With Burt Newsome almost … Continue reading Kings at Balch Lose Prestige Over Newsome Conspiracy Case
Burt Newsome has been discharged from the hospital and is making a steady recovery. The Iron Man has even gone to his office, defying those who may have hoped he was permanently silenced or crippled. Leading activists, business leaders, lawyers, and judicial branch employees in Alabama are stunned and in disbelief that Burt Newsome was … Continue reading Recovery, Ridicule, and RICO
The accident report of the mysterious car wreck that almost took the life of Iron Man Burt Newsome appears to confirm that the driver of an SUV, who made a left turn in front of Newsome instead of yielding to oncoming traffic, apparently made an abrupt right turn shortly thereafter, hitting Newsome head-on. The photo … Continue reading Norfolk Southern, Balch, and the Head-On Crash Into Burt Newsome