Brian Lyman

Brian Lyman

Editor Brian Lyman has covered Alabama government since 2006. He has worked at the Montgomery Advertiser; the Press-Register and The Anniston Star, and reported on many issues, from the death penalty to climate change to Alabama history. Lyman has won awards from the Associated Press and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights. He lives in Auburn with his wife Julie and their three children.

U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)

U.S. Supreme Court rules Alabama’s congressional maps violate Voting Rights Act

By: - June 8, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday upheld a lower court ruling that Alabama’s 2022 congressional maps violated the Voting Rights Act, a ruling that preserves a major part of the Voting Rights Act and could lead to new congressional maps in Alabama. A three-judge panel in January 2022 ruled that maps approved by the Alabama Legislature […]

A day after a mass shooting at The Covenant School, a woman is overcome with emotion in front of an impromptu memorial. (Photo: John Partipilo)

It’s the guns

By: - April 18, 2023

It’s the guns.  They’re the constituents our elected officials value the most. To most of our lawmakers, guns need careful handling.  Not because they’re instruments of death, but because they’re holy and blameless chalices of liberty. If someone uses a gun as it’s designed, the excuses begin. What we need is more Jesus.  Alabama has some […]