We are happy to be working with two interns this summer, Cole Whitehurst and Jailen Young.
The next episode of the Mo Show Live will air Wednesday, May 29th at 3:00 PM Central Time and will feature Madison County Probate Judge Frank Barger. Morris and Judge Barger will be discussing the role of the Probate Court, how it serves the citizens, and Judge Barger’s vision for the Court in Madison County.
The Madison County Probate Court serves the county’s 360,000 citizens through a variety of functions. For example, these include adoptions, elections, probating estates, eminent domain, land redemption, marriage licenses, legitimations, mental commitments, and guardianships/conservatorships.
The next MB Live will air Friday, May 24th at 2:00 PM Central Time and will feature Attorney Joel Dilorenzo for a discussion on the combat veteran earplug case against 3M, including what gives rise to a claim, who is included, how the claims process works, who the Defendant is and who isn’t.
Soldiers who were deployed between 2003 and 2015 were issued the 3M Combat Arms earplugs despite the fact that the dual-ended earplugs were too short for proper insertion. Because of this defect, the earplugs could loosen in the users’ ears, potentially resulting in serious, even permanent hearing loss or tinnitus. 3M is also charged with manipulating test results to ensure their earplugs would meet government standards and they would be awarded the lucrative government earplug contract.
The next episode of the Mo Show Live will air Wednesday, May 15th at 3:00 PM Central Time and will feature Beau Cowan who frequently speaks on his personal story with cerebral palsy and what others can do to raise awareness and help. Morris and Beau will be discussing what it’s like living with cerebral palsy, why Beau is so passionate about sharing his story and how he has overcome disadvantages to get to where he is today.
A new bill seeking to reduce penalties for simple marijuana possession took its first step through the legislature on April 17th by an 11-0 vote in the state Senate Judiciary Committee. This could mean significant reform for the way personal amounts of marijuana are charged, prosecuted, and sentenced.
Current Alabama law divides marijuana possession into two categories: first- and second- degree. Possession of any amount for personal use is a second-degree conviction and a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by not more than one year in jail and a fine not more than $6,000. A first-degree conviction is a Class C felony carrying a punishment of not less than one year and not more than ten years in jail, for any amount and for any purpose other than personal use. First-degree possession also includes any subsequent charges for personal use after the defendant has been previously convicted of misdemeanor second-degree possession.
The next episode of the Mo Show Live will air Wednesday, May 1st at 3:00 PM Central Time and will feature UAH basketball seniors Elijah Garrison and Tanner Finley. Morris, Elijah and Tanner will be discussing the lessons learned from playing sports, their experience playing NCAA Division II basketball, and their plans for the future.