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Democrats disqualify Harry Lyon for Alabama Supreme Court

The Birmingham News (al.com) reports: The Alabama Democratic Party disqualified Harry Lyon as its nominee for chief justice after a hearing today over online comments the Pelham lawyer made that party officials deemed improper for a judicial candidate.

Lyon said afterward he would file a lawsuit and seek criminal charges against the party chairman, Mark Kennedy, alleging that Lyon fraudulently was deprived of his $3,000 filing fee.

"The Alabama Democratic Party committed suicide today," Lyon said. "The party now officially is in the grave."

Four members of the State Democratic Executive Committee unanimously agreed to remove Lyon for comments critical of Republican justices, homosexuals and supporters of gay marriage, ruling he violated canons of ethics for judges and judicial candidates. -- Read the whole story --> Lyon says Alabama Democratic Party "in the grave" after his disqualification from court race | al.com

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