Scruggs gets new judge in contempt proceedings

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge J.L. Edmondson appointed Judge C. Roger Vinson Tuesday, nearly a month after Scruggs’ defense team successfully argued that each of the federal judges in Northern Alabama district should recuse themselves from the case.

Edmondson wrote that Vinson indicated he is “willing and able to perform the duties of district judge” in the case against Scruggs.