Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall Acts Without The Legal Authority To Do SoRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Apr 04 2018 12:16 AM
NOTE: Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, who has never been elected but was appointed by former Alabama Governor Robert Bentley after he appointed Luther Strange as U.S. Senator, has acted without the legal authority to do so.
The act is as follows according to the Alabama Political Reporter:
According to lawyers for convicted murderer and death row inmate Doyle Lee Hamm, he and the state of Alabama entered into a “confidential settlement agreement…preventing any further execution attempts” by the state on March 26.
The offices of Attorney General Steve Marshall handled the arrangements for Hamm’s settlement. However, there is no provision in state law for Marshall to commute or negotiate away a death penalty sentence. Contrary to his actions, the state’s attorney general is required by statute to uphold the death penalty in Alabama.
Hamm was convicted and sentenced to death in the murder of Patrick Cunningham, a motel clerk in Cullman, Alabama, in the 1980s. After a botched execution that drew national attention, Marshall is now agreeing not to pursue another attempt at carrying out Hamm’s death senrence. Marshall has agreed not to seek a new death warrant for Hamm’s execution.
Alabama is ranked 3rd in the entire United States of America for murders. But yet Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has done absolutley nothing to help counties across Alabama in curbing the blood from flowing in the streets of this state.
Jefferson County - Birmingham Alabama - leads the State of Alabama is murders.
Yet Marshall enters into agreements without the legal authority to do so. The Atmore Alabama born Steve Marshall focus is on electronic bingo. Not on the blood flowing from dead bodies across the State of Alabama.
Atmore Alabama, Marshall was born there. Is that the key to his actions or was it to seek campaign contributions from certain people - like one of the ten who attended his Dothan failed campaign fundraiser?
Atmore Alabama - home of the Indians, Windcreek.
Atmore Alabama - where Steve Marshall was born.
Does the State of Alabama elect our local judges for the Circuit? NO, the registered voters of the Circuit elect them.