Convicted sheriff cites judge’s status in challenging case

Trial Gavel Sentence

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) – Attorneys for an Alabama sheriff removed from office after being convicted of theft and ethics violations are citing the judge’s professional status in asking a court to throw out the case.

Attorneys for former Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely are citing reporting by WAAY-TV in asking a court to set aside Blakely’s case.

Retired judge Pamela Baschab was appointed to preside over the Blakely case in February 2021 after every judge in Limestone County stepped aside.

But the defense argues Baschab’s law license lapsed the month before she took over despite a constitutional requirement that judges have a license.

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9/1/2022 11:08:12 AM (GMT -5:00)

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