Latest Supreme Court of Alabama News

January execution date for Alabama man convicted in slaying

Nov. 18, 2021 21:32 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has set a January execution date for an inmate convicted in the 1996 shotgun killing of a man who towed his car after it broke down. The Alabama Supreme Court on Thursday set a Jan. 27 lethal injection date for Matthew Reeves, 43. Reeves...

Court to hear support case against Tavaris Jackson estate

Nov. 12, 2021 12:56 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A Minnesota woman seeking more than $360,000 in child support from the estate of one-time NFL quarterback Tavaris Jackson, who died in a wreck in Alabama last year, should pursue her claim before a state appeals court, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday. ...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Sep. 29, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

Decatur Daily. September 28, 2021. Editorial: State high court hobbles open government The Issue The Alabama Supreme Court has gutted the state’s open records law as it regards law enforcement, making it far more difficult to...

Chief justice says ruling guts access to police records

Sep. 24, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a sheriff’s office did not have to turn over records about a fatal shooting by a deputy, a ruling that broadly interpreted an exemption for investigative records and prompted a sharply worded dissent by the court's...