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19th Judicial Circuit: residency restrictions

The Montgomery Advertiser reports: A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a law that imposes residency requirements on candidates running for circuit judge in the 19th Judicial Circuit could be headed to the Alabama Supreme Court. But first, Montgomery Circuit Court Judge William Shashy has to rule on the case.

Attorney Jerry M. Blevins filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State Beth Chapman because of a 2008 change to state law that would require him to live in a specific county in the 19th Judicial Circuit to be a candidate for one of three judge positions. -- Read the whole story --> Man sues over candidacy law | montgomeryadvertiser.com | Montgomery Advertiser

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