The Alabama Supreme Court has its acting chief justice.
Lyn Stuart is being elevated to the position after former Chief Justice Roy Moore was permanently suspended from the court. Moore is appealing the ruling.
Stuart is the senior member of the Supreme Court. She has led the state’s highest court since May after Moore was initially suspended for ethics violations. She has served on the Alabama Supreme Court since 2000.
As the top administrator of the state courts, Stuart oversees day-to-day operations, and will also have to address the perpetual struggle to get the necessary funding to operate the system.
Stuart is from Atmore and graduated from both Auburn in 1977 and the University of Alabama in 1980.