This weekend, our website was under fierce cyber attack with alerts coming multiple times. Yesterday, there were over 1,000 attacks in less than an hour. 257 attacks in 10 minutes from the Netherlands. We haven’t been under attack in over two years since June of 2017. What could have possibly spurred the renewed cyber attacks? … Continue reading Striking a Raw Nerve…
In Alabama, the plantation mentality wants everyone to stay in their place and to accept the injustice or unsavory conduct—quietly. Even if you are a success story and not from the gentry class, the people with the plantation mentality won’t accept you, especially if you are African-American. If ex-Drummond Vice President of Government Affairs David … Continue reading Is Alabama Power’s Crosswhite in the DOJ Cross-hairs?
Update from our post Tuesday about the shenanigans surrounding the over six-month delay in certifying the record regarding the Newsome Conspiracy Case appeal: In a swift and prompt rebuke of Balch & Bingham’s stooges, the Alabama Supreme Court issued an order yesterday extending Burt Newsome’s time to file his appeal brief until the end of … Continue reading Independence Day
At 1:02 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019, Burt Newsome was officially notified that the Clerk of Jefferson County had certified the record of appeal, six-months past the 28-day rule. As we reported, Balch & Bingham stooge Judge Carole Smitherman had her corrupt hand in the cookie jar behind this scripted delay of the appeal … Continue reading Alabama Supreme Court Shenanigans
Facing 30 months in federal prison, bankruptcy, the loss of the family home, and the insurmountable emotional toll he and his family have suffered, ex-Drummond Commpany executive Dave Roberson is prepared to talk with federal prosecutors about the intricate details of the North Birmingham Bribery Scheme. Roberson never testified in his criminal trial and has … Continue reading Roberson Preparing to Sing like a Canary
[This post originally appeared on October 29, 2018. Now that Drummond and Balch & Bingham are in the midst of a $50 million lawsuit that could expose the ugly truth, will Crosswhite lead or not?] When Mark Crosswhite, the CEO of Alabama Power withdrew from the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) early this past summer, … Continue reading Will Crosswhite Reform Balch & Bingham?
We missed you, dear readers. We have had an intense week: meeting in the halls of power on Capitol Hill, and with respected investigative reporters and criminal investigators. Regardless of what Balch & Bingham foolishly continues to do or say, the fact remains that the fat lady has not sung. The Washington Post article on … Continue reading Where Have We Been?
Breaking news tonight from AL.com: A California business executive was sentenced to six months in federal prison Tuesday for conspiring to bribe the former majority leader of the Alabama House of Representatives. G. Ford Gilbert, 71, paid former Alabama House Majority Leader Micky Hammon $2,000 to drum up support for a bill that would force … Continue reading Watch Out! $2,000 Bribe Lands Businessman 6 Months in Federal Prison
The two Balch & Bingham female attorneys assigned as lead attorneys to the Newsome Conspiracy Case that left in the last month appear to have had different outcomes. According to our sources at Alabama Power, Katie C. Hill has joined Southern Nuclear as the Director of Compliance and Concerns. She will work most likely under … Continue reading Update: Two Balch & Bingham Women, Two Races, Two Outcomes
Of the 203 attorneys, staff, and partners we counted on Balch & Bingham’s webpage, only three are African-American women. Scattered each in a different regional office, none are located in Balch’s principal office in Birmingham. Kimberly Bell appears to have been the only African-American female attorney in Balch’s central office in Birmingham. No more we … Continue reading Do Black Women Need Not Apply at Balch & Bingham?
[New update on bottom]. Our sources at Alabama Power gave us a tip that Balch & Bingham Attorney Katie C. Hill has left Balch & Bingham, and we also learned separately that another top attorney at Balch, Kimberly Bell, has also left the embattled firm. Both women worked as lead attorneys on the controversial Newsome Conspiracy … Continue reading Two Attorneys at Balch & Bingham Out; Both Women Worked on Newsome Conspiracy Case
When we, the CDLU, started our outreach to Balch & Bingham in January of 2017, never would we have thought that we would end up with one of the most widely read blogs in Alabama or that our posts would have been read by over 1.5 million users on Facebook Trying to serve as a … Continue reading Saving Balch & Bingham
Eight figures is what it could cost to resolve the Newsome Conspiracy Case. Last year, Balch stooge Judge Carole Smitherman retaliated against Burt Newsome by signing 44 orders against Newsome the day after he appealed her refusal to recuse herself from the case. The 44 retaliatory orders gutted Newsome’s case, his witnesses, his evidence, and … Continue reading Could Balch Partners Be On the Hook for Millions?
The talk of Mountain Brook–the elite enclave in Birmingham– and on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC is not so much about Dave Roberson’s $50 Million lawsuit against Drummond and Balch & Bingham but who is representing Roberson. Burt Newsome. Yes, Burt Newsome the sole-practitioner attorney who allegedly was targeted, wrongly arrested and defamed by Balch … Continue reading Injustice Makes Even Stranger Bedfellows
Tens of thousands of social media readers in the past 48 hours have read about the cop son of a now retired Alabama Power executive and the cop’s Anti-Muslim post. The cop, Jeffrey Bowers of the Columbiana, Alabama Police Department, allegedly was involved in a “staged arrest” of Burt Newsome, who was allegedly targeted by Alabama Power’s … Continue reading Anti-Muslim Post Stings Alabama Power