Chief Deputy Attorney General of Alabama Kevin Turner was appointed Chief Deputy Attorney General of Alabama on January 1, 2012.
He serves as the principal adviser to Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange on all legal and administrative matters and is responsible for overseeing the operations of the office. Before his appointment as Chief Deputy Attorney General, Turner served as Special Deputy Attorney General and Chief Counsel. Prior to government service, Turner practiced law with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Birmingham, Alabama.
Kevin is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law. While in law school, he served on the Managing Board of the Alabama Law Review and served as Treasurer of the Tuscaloosa County Republican Executive Committee. He also holds a M.B.A. from the University of Alabama. Kevin graduated summa cum laude from Hampden-Sydney College in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics. While at Hampden-Sydney, he served two terms as chairman of the College Republicans, and he currently serves on the College’s Board of Trustees.
Originally published at ALGOP.org.
(MONTGOMERY) — “While I respect the Court’s decision, I strongly disagree with its ruling today. The individual mandate was sold to the American people as a penalty when it was proposed, but is now ruled constitutional as a tax, the very thing the Obama Administration and Congress insisted it was not. Now it is up to a new congress and new president to repeal the act.
Make no mistake, the consequences of today’s decision are dire. The law forces the states, private employers and individuals to be used as instruments in carrying out the federal government’s increasingly burdensome policies, including forcing religious based employers, even self-insured ones, to start providing coverage for sterilization and contraception in 2013, without regard to their religious beliefs or conscientious objections.
I, along with other conservative state attorneys general, will continue to stand on the front lines of protecting liberty and pushing back against an ever-encroaching federal government.”
Originally pubished at WHNT.com.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange had this to say about the Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s immigration law.
“Today the Supreme Court acknowledged that state law enforcement can play an important role in assisting the federal government in fulfilling its responsibility to enforce the immigration laws of this country. The Court, in this landmark decision, provides guidance on the validity of Arizona’s immigration law which will impact Alabama’s immigration law along with those of several other states.
“Illegal immigration is a serious issue facing states across our nation, and it has been addressed by state legislatures in various ways. Hopefully today’s decision will spur the federal government to enforce the rule of law in the immigration arena.
My office will be reviewing today’s decision to determine the full extent of its impact on Alabama’s law and the pending litigation.”
Republished from WHNT.com.
GULF SHORES, Alabama -- Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange today toured a Deepwater Horizon claims center in Gulf Shores, saying he wanted to keep close watch on the ongoing effort to compensate victims of the 2010 oil spill.
The claims center, in a strip mall at 3501 Gulf Shores Parkway, is one of 18 opened across the Gulf Coast this month by Patrick Juneau, the new court-appointed oil spill claims administrator. Juneau, a lawyer from Lafayette, La., was selected by a federal court judge in March to replace former claims czar Kenneth Feinberg.
"The claims centers are one of the big components in making sure that BP makes people whole," Strange said in a brief interview with reporters outside the claims center. "There are thousands of Alabamians who applied for relief as part of the new process. I wanted to see first hand that it is operating as advertised."
Read the entire story at AL.com.
Attorney General Luther Strange stood with the Eternal Word Television Network when it filed a lawsuit against the federal government regarding the health and human services mandate. "We're in support of EWTN and their effort, they have religious objections to providing contraceptives, and they've provided ways to get insurance without that, and the issue to me is not contraceptives, it's religious freedom, can you be forced to make a decision that you have a religious objection to," says Strange.
Story and video at ABC3340.com.
About 300 peopled rallied at noon today in Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham against President Obama's Affordable Care Act, saying its mandate that employers provide contraception, sterilization and abortafacient drugs violates religious freedom.
"This is a battle we'll be fighting for generations, and I'll be on the forefront of that battle," said Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, who filed a motion March 22 to join a federal lawsuit initiated Feb. 9 by EWTN Global Catholic Network based in Irondale.
Read the entire story at AL.com.
Wednesday morning, the State Attorney General, Luther Strange, met with officers in Decatur. "They do it for selfless reasons. The put themselves on the line ever day and we just can't thank them enough. As Attorney General, on behalf of all the citizens, I take every opportunity I can to thank the ones who are doing it every day and to honor the memory of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice," said Strange.
Story and video at WAFF.com.
Attorney General Luther Strange called the final passage of HB 340 “a fitting tribute to the victims who suffered and struggled through the devastating tornadoes that struck Alabama one year ago.” In the wake of the tragic tornadoes of last year, Attorney General Strange advocated this tough law to specifically criminalize looting and provide strong penalties. Attorney General Strange commended the outstanding leadership of Representative John Merrill and Senators Gerald Allen and Cam Ward for moving this through the Legislature. The bill passed both houses of the Legislature with no dissenting votes.
Read the entire story at Fox10TV.com.