Bert Jordan will not be disbarred
The Birmingham News reports: Albert Jordan won a victory today in his effort to avoid disciplinary action by the Alabama State Bar over his misdemeanor convictions for helping then-Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Woodward illegally access voters' criminal records in a contest of the 1998 sheriff's race outcome.
The Alabama Supreme Court withdrew its ruling in December that then said one of the federal crimes the Birmingham lawyer was convicted of committing was considered serious enough to be considered in bar proceedings to suspend Jordan's law license or disbar him.
Instead the court majority, including two specially appointed judges, ruled today that neither of Jordan's convictions could be considered "serious crimes" under state bar disciplinary rules. -- Read the whole story --> Birmingham lawyer's conviction over 1998 sheriff's race not enough to suspend, disbar, Alabama justices rule | al.com