WHEREAS, in accordance with the Alabama Supreme Court’s Order of October 24, 2016, in Roy S. Moore, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama v. Alabama Judiciary Inquiry Committee, Case No. 1160002, and with my agreement as Governor, the Alabama Supreme Court ordered that on Thursday, October 27, 2016, at 3:00 p.m., the Clerk of the Alabama Supreme Court, in the presence of my representative, interested individuals, and press, drew the names of judges from a pool from all retired appellate justices and judges, retired circuit court judges, and district court judges;
WHEREAS, the Clerk of the Alabama Supreme Court placed the names of the 50 judges so drawn on a list in an order in which their names were drawn;
WHEREAS, the Clerk of the Alabama Supreme Court transmitted to my Office the names of the seven (7) judges who have been selected and who are willing to serve;
NOW, THEREFORE, based upon these considerations, and for good and valid reasons related thereto, I, Robert Bentley, Governor of the State of Alabama, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Alabama, do hereby name as Associates Justices the seven (7) judges who will constitute the Special Supreme Court that will hear the appeal of Chief Justice Roy S. Moore, Case No. 1160002, as follows:
- H. Edward McFerrin
- Robert G. Cahill
- William R. King
- James H. Reid, Jr.
- Lynn Clardy Bright
- Ralph A. Ferguson, Jr.
- John D. Coggin
IT ORDERED, that these judges shall constitute the Special Court that will hear the appeal of Chief Justice Roy S. Moore, Case No. 1160002.
DONE AND ORDERD this 31st day of October, 2016.
John H. Merrill
Secretary of State
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