On the outside, the face of success both professionally and personally; on the inside, a lot of doubt and, without some serious soul-searching, likely a bumpy road toward failure ahead, until at last self-knowledge, a deeper understanding and, God willing, salvation. U.S. Senior District Judge Randy Butler tells his story to a recent CBMC luncheon here.
Bulletin:Mobile attorney Bob Sherling is Gov. Bob Riley's pick for a district court judgeship in Mobile County, the Mobile Bay Times has learned from sources close to the governor. Sherling, 61, is a former walk-on football player for Auburn and the late Head Coach Shug Jordan in the late 1960's. He has practiced law here for more than 30 years, and has been partners with Jay York for nearly 20 years. Sherling attended Cumberland Law School and was admitted to the Alabama Bar Association in April, 1975. Sherling succeeds outgoing District Judge Judson Wells who retired in order to return to a private law practice.
Sherling was in a deposition at mid-morning Tuesday and not immediately available for comment, according to a receptionist at his law office.
The governor's legal advisers Monday morning interviewed Sherling and the other two members of the local Judicial Selection Committee's short list -- Barbara Brown and Ed Blount.
The Political Round-Up: Laissez les bons temps rouler, legislators!;
Judging would-be judges; A rose or #%~* by any other name ...; Pulling no punches; 24 & out; Siegelman donnybrook; Lathan falls short; Irony on the bayou. (For paid subscribers only; will be posted for non-subscribers in a week or so.)
Jan. 11, 2008
Everybody in? Okay, deal 'em: Local, state politicos assess the presidential races in the clearing smoke of the opening primary salvo.
State GOP proposes resolution ripping AEA for its 'anti-American' ties and hindering educational progress in Alabama.
Bragging Writes: Bragg Van Antwerp is a Mobile native now living in New York where he holds down "a fairly typical Wall Street job ... by day." Come night, he sheds his buttoned-down, wing-tipped look (or whatever uniform the stylist investment banker sports these days) to indulge his less remunerative passion as a presumably scruffier "amateur journalist, political commentator and political consultant." Check out Bragging Writes, an outlet for his thoughtful political and journalistic energies.
Jan. 4, 2008
The Political Round-Up: To a swear-thee well; More bench marks; Frazer by a nose; New name surfaces in USA football coaching search; Paw-Paw time; Strange goings on; Artur's prospects. Subscriber-only material.
Appeals court to defendants: Rarely wise to tell trial judge to KMA.