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Strange happy with bingo ruling

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Aug 18, 2011


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) - Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange says he is pleased with the state Supreme Court's decision to stop a judge from making him return more than 300 electronic bingo machines.

The machines were seized from Greenetrack earlier this year after an undercover investigation.

On Friday, the state's high court issued a stay of ruling by Special Circuit Judge Houston Brown.

"This is an important case and I am pleased the Alabama Supreme Court has put the trial court's order on hold until it has time to rule on the merits of the State's appeal," Strange said in a statement.

The Attorney General's Office had State Police seize the bingo machines in May based on a search warrant issued by Brown.

Then, earlier this month, Brown ruled that Strange lacked probable cause to take the machines and ordered he return them.

Strange appealed to the state Supreme Court.

From Legal Newsline: Reach Jessica Karmasek by email at jessica@legalnewsline.com.

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