Alabama Supreme Court to rehear bingo case

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The Alabama Supreme Court has made the unusual decision to rehear one of its rulings.

The court, less than three weeks after declaring an electronic bingo ordinance in Ashville unconstitutional, announced a rehearing on the case.  The court did not explain why.

Mark White, an attorney for VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor, told FOX6 News he was unsure about the nature of the rehearing, but believed it has something to do with civil court hearings related to electronic bingo in Alabama.  The Supreme Court has ruled in previous matters that civil courts did not have authority to hear cases related to electronic bingo. However, White said he believes the Alabama Supreme Court may revisit that part of its ruling to determine whether it has the authority or not to block civil action in these cases.

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