Category Archives: Secret Star Chamber

With Neon Lights Shining, Will Biden Administration Target Drummond Company?

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?

Kings at Balch Lose Prestige Over Newsome Conspiracy Case

[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

Public Rips Idiotic Defense of Balch & Bingham

We never, ever thought it was this bad for Balch. The orchestrated public relations strategy of defending embattled law firm Balch & Bingham has backfired miserably and the public is ripping the idiotic defense of Balch. Last week, anonymous sources tried to defend Balch’s indefensible conduct, in a 1,500 word piece in the Alabama Political … Continue reading Public Rips Idiotic Defense of Balch & Bingham

Concealed Smitherman Payment Jolts Investigators

When we discovered and wrote about the numerous campaign contributions to Judge Carole Smitherman’s husband, State Senator Rodger Smitherman, from entities linked to Balch & Bingham or the alleged co-conspirators in the Newsome Conspiracy Case during the height of the case, we strongly smelled corruption. With the revelation that Senator Smitherman was siting in on … Continue reading Concealed Smitherman Payment Jolts Investigators

Lying Balch & Bingham Cries Uncontrollably About BanBalch.com

In their response to the Alabama Supreme Court appeal in the Newsome Conspiracy Case, Balch & Bingham dedicates several pages to a non-party in the case: BanBalch.com. Unable to defend the indefensible in legal arguments, thin-skinned Balch & Bingham cries uncontrollably about BanBalch.com and our reporting. Like snake oil salesmen, Balch appears to show they … Continue reading Lying Balch & Bingham Cries Uncontrollably About BanBalch.com

Brutal: Balch Partner’s Phone Records, Contradictions Make Balch Look Low-Class

The legal community can now see in the sunshine the awful, scurrilous, low-class, below the belt tactics that a Balch partner allegedly engaged in to try to steal a competitor’s business. Low-class or no class? Balch & Bingham partner Clark A. Cooper, who was abruptly fired on March 3, 2017 by the embattled law firm,  … Continue reading Brutal: Balch Partner’s Phone Records, Contradictions Make Balch Look Low-Class

Removing Judge Carole Smitherman from the Bench

Judge Smitherman stupidly trusted Balch & Bingham, who allegedly have made her now look like the most corrupt, dumbest, and most worthless jurist in the State of Alabama. Balch & Bingham’s trail of rotting carcasses may have one more soon: Judge Carole Smitherman. A petition for the removal of Balch’s biggest stooge from the bench … Continue reading Removing Judge Carole Smitherman from the Bench

Sharper Focus on Alabama Power

[Yesterday, our Monday traffic broke a year-high record as readers read our post about the Scary Canary and allegations of bribes for official acts on government letterhead.The post below was originally published on November 26, 2018 and focused on Southern Company. Now that CEO Tom Fanning has brilliantly distanced Southern Company from Balch & Bingham, … Continue reading Sharper Focus on Alabama Power

“Double Standard” Makes Balch Stooge Look Like a Sheer Hypocrite

In a new filing with the Alabama Supreme Court, the Queen of the secretive and unconstitutional Star Chamber and one of Balch & Bingham’s top stooges, Judge Carole Smitherman comes out looking like a sheer hypocrite. In March, we outlined how JeffCo and the Alabama Supreme Court were trying to screw over Burt Newsome with … Continue reading “Double Standard” Makes Balch Stooge Look Like a Sheer Hypocrite

Balch Stooges Taste “Selective and Vindictive” Judicial System

Although we believe that the conduct by Trey Glenn and Scott Phillips in the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal was reprehensible, we smell “selective and vindictive” prosecution of the Balch stooges. As the attorneys for Trey Glenn wrote in a filing on Monday: By failing to follow the Legislature’s clear directives in the Ethics Act, the … Continue reading Balch Stooges Taste “Selective and Vindictive” Judicial System

Bombshell: Smitherman Approves Redacted Attorney Fees Against Newsome; Keeps Case Sealed

The details of the invoices were mostly redacted to a degree that the description of the fees and work done were indeterminable. Some fees billed on the invoices and submitted were not even related to this case. Although the Queen of the Star Chamber Judge Carole Smitherman has ruled  against Burt Newsome by approving Balch … Continue reading Bombshell: Smitherman Approves Redacted Attorney Fees Against Newsome; Keeps Case Sealed

In Memoriam and Balch’s Mop Up

Andrew “Andy2K” Campbell, who saw his boutique law firm Campbell Guin disintegrate and collapse last August, appears to have ended his relationship with former co-owners and settled the matter according to a court dismissal notice filed December 6, 2018. Andy2K, who represents Balch & Bingham in the Newsome Conspiracy Case, donated $2,000 to presiding Judge … Continue reading In Memoriam and Balch’s Mop Up

Newsome Appeals Balch’s Summary Judgment

Over $30,000 in campaign cash to Judge Carole Smitherman and her husband State Senator Rodger Smitherman since July of 2017 has paid off handsomely. Apparently kowtowing to Balch & Bingham, Judge Smitherman, as expected, affirmed a summary judgment against Burt Newsome in the Newsome Conspiracy Case currently taking place in a secretive and unconstitutional Star … Continue reading Newsome Appeals Balch’s Summary Judgment

U.S. Congressional Investigations of “Massive Fraud”

U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, told CNN’s State of the Union yesterday there have been “several massive frauds against the American people. And it’s now our job, the job of the Justice Department…the special counsel, and the Congress to get to the bottom of this.” One massive fraud … Continue reading U.S. Congressional Investigations of “Massive Fraud”