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Rep. Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., who represents Selma and grew up there, has come out strong against renaming the iconic Edmund Pettus Bridge, site of the Bloody Sunday clash between civil rights marchers and Alabama law enforcement.
An Alabama Democrat is condemning the move to rename Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge, a powerful emblem of the civil rights movement.
The Alabama House of Representatives will not vote on a resolution to rename the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge.
The decision was made after Representative Mac McCutcheon, the chairman of the Rules Committee, spoke to a majority of the members of the House late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.
The Alabama Senate passed a resolution Wednesday that would rename Selma's infamous Edmund Pettus Bridge, site of the 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery that sparked a violent clash as police beat marchers. It is a symbol of what became known as "Bloody Sunday."
The House Judiciary Committee will consider impeaching U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller if he doesn't resign by Aug. 1, the committee announced Tuesday.
U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller announced Friday he will resign Aug. 1, almost one year since he was arrested and charged with battery of his wife.
By resigning, Fuller, 56, gives up what had been a lifetime appointment. The departure creates another vacancy on the federal bench in Alabama, which is already depleted.
According to Representative Terri Sewell’s office, District Judge Mark Fuller is resigning as of August 1, 2015.
Fuller was under arrested for misdemeanor battery after his wife made a 911 call in a hotel room saying her husband had beaten her. Fuller told police at the time his wife had become violent when she accused him of cheating.
A federal judge who drew criticism after being charged with domestic violence and then retaining his judgeship during court proceedings says he will resign.
Fuller's attorney says his client has given his resignation to President Barack Obama.
United States District Court Judge Mark Fuller has given his resignation to the president and will step down from the bench Aug. 1.
Fuller's lawyer, Barry Ragsdale, confirmed that the judge sent a letter to the president this week.
Scan the ranks of House Democrats and you’d be hard-pressed to find a lawmaker more loyal to President Barack Obama than Jim Clyburn — during the 2008 presidential primary the South Carolinian even incurred the wrath of Bill Clinton over his perceived support for the then-junior senator from Illinois.