Lawsuit Over The Election to Replace Senator Jeff Sessions Moves Ahead

Mar 20, 2017

A hearing has been set for a lawsuit challenging Alabama Governor Robert Bentley's decision on an election to replace Senator Jeff Sessions. Dr. Bentley wants to wait until 2018 to hold the vote. State Auditor Jim Zeigler says a hearing for his suit against Bentley is set for April twelfth in Montgomery County. The injunction hearing will give lawyers a chance to update the county judge on their positions. Zeigler argues that Bentley violated state law by postponing the election date for Jeff Session's former U.S. Senate seat until 2018. The governor's office has said they believe they are correctly interpreting the law. A statement from Bentley lawyer John Neiman called the lawsuit meritless.