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Mon March 29, 2010
WVAS Local

White Hall attorneys say gov. lacks authority to order raids

Montgomery, AL – - Attorneys for an electronic bingo
facility in Lowndes County argue that Gov. Bob Riley had no
authority to appoint a special prosecutor to shut down gaming
operations in Alabama.
The attorneys for the White Hall Entertainment Center in Lowndes
County argued in briefs filed late Friday with the Alabama Supreme
Court that the governor overrode the power of local district
attorneys when he appointed a task force to investigate and shut
down gambling operations in Alabama.
The attorneys filed the briefs after the Supreme Court last week
refused to dismiss Riley's appeal of a judge's order that said
Alabama Attorney General Troy King has authority over the
governor's task force on illegal gambling.
Riley's attorneys have until Friday, April 2 to file their
response.