Supreme Court of Alabama

The highest court in the U.S. state of Alabama

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Supreme Court of Alabama
Seal of the Unified Judicial System of Alabama.svg
Established1819
LocationHeflin-Torbert Judicial Building, Montgomery, Alabama
Coordinates32°22′36″N 86°18′15″W / 32.3768°N 86.3043°W / 32.3768; -86.3043Coordinates: 32°22′36″N 86°18′15″W / 32.3768°N 86.3043°W / 32.3768; -86.3043
Authorized byAlabama Constitution
Appeals toSupreme Court of the United States
Number of positions9
WebsiteOfficial website
Chief Justice
CurrentlyTom Parker
SinceJanuary 11, 2019

The Supreme Court of Alabama is the highest court in the state of Alabama. The court consists of a Chief Justice and eight Associate Justices. Each justice is elected in partisan elections for staggered six-year terms. The Supreme Court is housed in the Heflin-Torbert Judicial Building in downtown Montgomery, Alabama.[1]

The Governor of Alabama may fill vacancies when they occur for the remainder of unexpired terms. The current partisan line-up for the court is all Republican. There is no specific limitation on the number of terms to which a member may be elected. However, the state constitution under Amendment 328, adopted in 1973, prohibits any member from seeking election once they have attained the age of seventy years. This amendment would have prohibited then Chief Justice Roy Moore from seeking re-election in 2018. However, on April 26, 2017, Moore announced his intent to run for the United States Senate seat formerly held by United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and resigned from the court.[2]

The Clerk of Court is Julia Jordan Weller.[3]

  1. ^ "Alabama Judicial Building Tour". Alalinc. Alabama Supreme Court and State Law Library. Archived from the original on May 17, 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  2. ^ Roy Moore running for Senate, resigns from Supreme Court to challenge Luther Strange, AL.com, http://www.al.com/news/montgomery/index.ssf/2017/04/roy_moore_announces_alabama_ch.html
  3. ^ Cite error: The named reference judicialsystem was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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