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Supreme Court Clears Way For Country Crossing Raid

Montgomery, AL – The Alabama Supreme Court has cleared the way for the governor's task force on gambling to raid the electronic bingo operation at the Country Crossing development in Dothan.

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a judge's order blocking the governor's task force from raiding Country Crossing and seizing bingo machines.

The court did not address the task force's request to be given more time to conduct the raid since the original 10-day limit on the search warrant expired. This means the task force will have to get a judge to issue a new search warrant.

The Supreme Court agreed with the task force's contention that the Houston County Commission and a local economic development authority did not have standing to seek a court order blocking the raid.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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