MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama Supreme Court has declined a request by the attorney general to remove a judge from a gambling case in Greene County.
Attorney General Luther Strange had asked Circuit Judge Houston Brown to step aside because of comments he made about potential witnesses. The judge refused. Then the attorney general turned to the Supreme Court, which decided not to take up the case Friday.
Brown is presiding over a case involving what happens to 825 electronic machines seized by state police during a raid on Greenetrack in 2010. He could order the state to return them or destroy them.
The next step is for the judge to set a date for trial.
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