Alabama has a proud legal system ripe with attorneys who plan a career as a judge. In Baldwin and Mobile Counties, there is a specified gateway to the sought-after bench. It is called an appointment. When a judgeship is vacated, typically before the term ends, challengers also submit themselves to the closed committees and the approval of presiding judges and the glorious appointment is made. There is then a silent rule among the attorneys and judges. Sitting Judges, even the appointed ones, shall NOT be challenged in elections.

Uncontested judicial elections an anomaly among large counties

A good example of this “insider Judge selection process”, is the appointment of Judge Bill Scully. Scully was appointed to his position in a large part due to the backing of Catalyst Queen Michelle Thomason. Bow before the queen and rise a knight Sir Scully!


Eliott Haygood and Stacy, Elliott, Like in Chris, Haygood, like in Dane, and Stacy like in Lynn, dissolved and became Catalyst. Catalyst is like a ghost organization under the direction of Scott…


Thomason helped Scully acquire a position as the Veterans Court Judge as she was undoubtedly too busy campaigning in other parts of the State to carry out her duties to the citizens of Baldwin County. Scully used his time on the Veterans Court to schmooze with the “good ole boys” of Catalyst and parlay that connection into a District Court appointment. The “chosen ones,” AKA appointed Judges, are able to skate right through the election process, UNCONTESTED, much like a lifetime appointment in Federal Court.


Catalyst Judge and Bentley, AKA “luv gov” appointee, Bill Scully, is now running to maintain his position as the Baldwin County District Judge Place 2. But the glory has gone to his head and he has been overextending his judicial authority – sometimes ignoring the law all together.

On February 26th, Scully signed an order of Ejectment ordering the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Department to remove Mr. Robert Yates, Jr. from his Mobile home in Barnwell. The only thing is, District Court Judges don’t have the AUTHORITY UNDER CURRENT LAW to order ejectments, only Circuit Court Judges do. Scully’s erroneous order led a shootout between Yates and Sheriff’s deputies, putting law enforcement at risk and ultimately to Yates’ death.

BCSO: Man who was shot and killed by deputies identified

BCSO: Man who was shot and killed by deputies identified

Investigators with the Baldwin County Major Crimes Task Force confirmed in a press conference Tuesday morning that 65-year-old Robert Lewis Yates, Jr. was the man who fired upon Sheriff’s deputies …


Scully has ignored other laws requiring those convicted of DUI to install the ignition interlock device on their vehicles.

The Alabama Legislature passed the interlock law in 2011, making it the 50th state out of 50 to pass such a law, whereby judges overseeing these cases are REQUIRED to make it mandatory for first time DUI offenders to install the ignition interlock device on their vehicles when:
1. Their BAC, (blood alcohol content) is over .15 or
2. When they refuse to take the breath test.
The Ripp Report has recently uncovered well over a dozen cases where defendants met these criteria but Judge Scully totally ignored the law and didn’t require them to have this device installed on their vehicles, thereby putting known offenders back on the roads of Baldwin County endangering our citizens.

Alabama goes all in on ignition controls for drunken drivers, but do they work?

Alabama goes all in on ignition controls for drunken drivers, but do they work?

Taking effect this month, a revised law provides for people convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol to install ignition interlock devices that prevent their vehicles from starting if they have a blood-alcohol content of .02 or more.


Judge Scully was reminded of the law by counsel and continued to ignore it. Catalyst works in many ways to protect and promote Judges that are a key ingredients to their floor plan of political control.


Catalyst represents the good ole boys and they want total control over Baldwin County Government. That means control of the County Commission, Probate Judge, Circuit Judge, Sheriff, District Attorney…


Is anyone willing to challenge the silent code and Catalyst? Unlike every other sitting Judge in Mobile or Baldwin county, Scully has such a challenger. Despite the fact that Scully’s black signs dot the county alongside the other Catalyst candidates signs on countless developer owed properties, Fairhope attorney, Brian Dasinger apparently didn’t get the memo that attorney’s aren’t suppose to run against sitting Judges. Dasinger has mounted a campaign against this status quo. Further despite the fact that local domestic relations bar has given Scully the majority of his contributions, no doubt to achieve favoritism in his courtroom, Dasinger has put together an impressive independent campaign. If elected, Dasinger will owe no one – except the hardworking taxpayers of Baldwin County.


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17 Comments on "CATALYST JUDGES"

  1. Counsellor | May 29, 2018 at 12:31 pm |

    Scully looks like a pawn.

  2. Anonymous | May 29, 2018 at 4:58 pm |

    Did Baldwin County Commissioner DUI Chris Elliott have a vehicle breathalyzer installed in his vehicle. I guess not since we have seen it start when it shouldn’t have!! Oh well, drive on DUI Chris Elliott. You certainly won’t win the Alabama State Senate seat. If you or any of the catalyst think so. I have some a few grand that I put on with you. He might get a couple more than Sorry Ass Trip Pittman did. But not many. Remember, Pittman only got 7% of the state’s votes. That was 3% less than the 10% I won 5 grand on! DUI Chris Elliot. You are just another Trip Pittman. FINISHED!!!

    • Daphneoracle | May 29, 2018 at 5:58 pm |

      Trip left them anchors in the bay. He sure is sorry. Seven foot tall. Good for nothing.Took that BP contract when they told him not to. He should be so ashamed but he ain’t. He got his.

  3. So the sheriff and the judge got together and killed that man.

  4. So much pain caused by one woman. How Michelle sleeps at night I don’t know. Must involve chemicals of some sort. Something to stay her conscience.

  5. Anonymous | May 30, 2018 at 8:00 am |

    I have some information about the Armstrong person who continues to engage you.

  6. Inside Job | May 30, 2018 at 9:30 am |

    So you think that Baldwin County is the place where appointments happen to fill vacant offices? What a bunch of idiots!

  7. Dorothy Mills | May 30, 2018 at 6:46 pm |

    Dasinger looks like a good person.

  8. There was no shootout…

  9. Good old boys I don't like them | June 15, 2018 at 1:37 pm |

    I went before Judge Scully and he was very keen on listening to both parties of all the cases that went before us. But when it came time to hear my case, he ignored the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (35-9a-204) which states:

    Landlord to maintain premises.
    (a) A landlord shall:

    (1) comply with the requirements of applicable building and housing codes materially affecting health and safety;

    (2) make all repairs and do whatever is necessary to put and keep the premises in a habitable condition;

    (3) keep all common areas of the premises in a clean and safe condition;

    (4) maintain in good and safe working order and condition all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and other facilities and appliances, including elevators, supplied or required to be supplied by the landlord;

    When I showed Judge Scully the pictures of all the mold, roof leaks and damage caused by structural issues that the landlords failed to disclose upon renting to me, he arrogantly said that “they don’t have to fix anything.”


    My landlord is a vet and so probably Good Old Boy system at work here.

    I still can’t believe the crap I just witnessed. Scully humiliated me. He followed the law to the letter is EVERY OTHER CASE before me but when I got up there he didn’t even ask the landlord if they bothered to make any repairs.

    I lost it. Lucky I didn’t get contempt of court, but this judge is clearly biased.

  10. I went before Judge Scully in civil court and he lied right to my face, claiming that my landlord had no obligation to maintain the premises because I was on a month to month lease. That is incorrect.

    Looking back, I should have appealed but the house was uninhabitable at that point so I moved out of the state.

    I still can’t believe he lied right to my face but he did!

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