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APR Requests Court to Unseal the Record

Contact: Liberty Counsel, 800-671-1776, Media@LC.org, Press Kit 
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Oct. 20, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Alabama Political Reporter, LLC, just filed a Motion to Intervene and Unseal with the Alabama Supreme Court in Case No. 1150818, Ex parte Roy S. Moore (petition for relief case) seeking to have the entire record unsealed for public scrutiny.

This motion was in response to Chief Justice Moore's statement, "I call upon the press to demand that the Alabama Supreme Court unseal Case No. 1150818 and, if necessary, to intervene in that case. The public has a right to know why I have requested that the justices, who participated in that case, be disqualified from playing any role in my appeal. The Court has refused my requests to unseal Case No. 1150818. I ask the Supreme Court and the media to act," said Moore.

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore issued the statement urging the unsealing of the case that underlies his motion, which he filed last Monday, for recusal of certain current and former Supreme Court justices. Because that case is sealed, Chief Justice Moore had to put the facts that substantiate his motion into a sealed affidavit viewable only by his fellow justices.

"I support the Alabama Political Reporter's request to unseal the Supreme Court record," said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, who represents Chief Justice Moore. "The public has a right to know the truth behind these politically-motivated charges and actions from the justices and the Court of the Judiciary," said Staver.

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