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Alabama: judicial candidates to face additional requirements

The Montgomery Advertiser reports: The Alabama Legislature has passed a bill to set minimum expe­rience requirements for judges.

The House gave final approval Thursday to a bill that requires a state appeals court judge to have been a lawyer for at least 10 years. Circuit judges would need five years' experience and district judges three years. The require­ments will take effect for judicial candidates in next year's elec­tions. Current judges are exempt. -- Alabama legislators set experience for judges | montgomeryadvertiser.com | Montgomery Advertiser

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