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
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
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
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
[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
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
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
Balch & Bingham stooge Judge Carole Smitherman has done a great disservice to the legal profession and Alabama Judicial System by refusing to unseal the record of the Newsome Conspiracy Case. The case does not involved a victim who was raped. The case does not involve a juvenile or youth offender. As one of Alabama’s … Continue reading What are They Hiding?
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
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
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. 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”
During Thanksgiving week, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall parted ways with Matt Hart (pictured right), the most feared state prosecutor who took on public corruption and successfully convicted high-profile politicos and others. Only Jefferson County has had the intestinal fortitude to investigate further and indict Balch stooges Trey Glenn (who resigned from the EPA the day … Continue reading State Attorney General Abdicates
[This post originally appeared on October 25, 2017. Over a year later, these actions have become a pillar in the civil RICO lawsuit to be filed next year and appear to demonstrate the manipulation of the Alabama judicial system. The legal doctrine of estoppel looks like it has been violated for Balch & Bingham’s benefit.] … Continue reading Balch & Bingham’s Prophylactic Hypocrisy
A year ago today, Tom Fanning, CEO of Southern Company, personally called us and spoke about their commitment to “listening to the community” and wanting to hear our concerns about Balch & Bingham, the Newsome Conspiracy Case, and the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal. A year later, the entanglement of Southern Company in the Newsome Conspiracy … Continue reading What will Southern Company do in December?