Friday, April 14, 2017

Alabama Governor Bentley Resigns and the State Gives a Church Its Own Police Force

Alabama Governor Bentley Resigns and the State Gives a Church Its Own Police Force

hings have gone mightily sideways in Alabama these days. The state's governor, Robert Bentley, resigned on Monday rather than face impeachment over an extramarital affair that had serious political implications, and we'll get to that in a minute. His replacement, Kay Ivey, has been sworn in and has done her level best to be as Alabama as she can be. One of her first acts was to sign a bill removing judicial discretion in death penalty cases because nothing says, "Roll, Tide" like icing a few convicts—and the state just couldn't get that thing right. From AL.com:

  

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