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Alabama judge urged to resign over domestic violence incident
Alabama judge urged to resign over domestic violence incident

A federal judge from Alabama who was arrested last month on charges of battering and kicking his wife in an Atlanta hotel room is facing growing calls to resign, including from lawmakers who say jurists should not be treated more leniently than pro football players. Alabama's U.S. senators Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions, both Republicans, urged U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller on Thursday to step down and said his personal conduct was unacceptable. They joined Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) who was the first to call for the judge's resignation. "If an NFL player can lose his job because of domestic violence, then a federal judge should definitely not be allowed to keep his...

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