Category Archives: Secret Star Chamber

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”

State Attorney General Abdicates

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

Balch & Bingham’s Prophylactic Hypocrisy

[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

What will Southern Company do in December?

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?

Corrupt State of Affairs in Alabama

We returned late Friday from a very insightful and productive trip to New York City and Washington, D.C. Our high-level sources tell us that with the local Jefferson County indictment of Balch & Bingham stooges Scott Phillips and Trey Glenn, pressure on the U.S. Department of Justice to take a deeper look at the corrupt … Continue reading Corrupt State of Affairs in Alabama

Living Well: Smitherman’s Bags of Cash

With the headline “Lawmakers raise millions while running unopposed,” Kyle Whitmire of AL.com reports: Sen. Rodger Smitherman, D-Birmingham, raised $240,161, with about $110,000 coming after no one qualified to run against him. Under Alabama law, officials can use leftover campaign funds for any expenses reasonably related to the office. So what’s reasonable? That’s largely subject … Continue reading Living Well: Smitherman’s Bags of Cash