US Court Panel to Hold Hearings in Montgomery

Aug 19, 2013

A three-judge panel from the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hold 15 hearings in Montgomery next week, the latest in the court's practice of holding hearings across the southeast.

   At least four of the hearings to be held Tuesday through Friday involve Alabama cases.

   One of the hearings set for Wednesday is regarding an issue that is part of a lawsuit challenging a state law that prohibits the Alabama Education Association and the Alabama State Employees Association from using automatic payroll deduction to collect dues from workers.

   The court will decide if state employees can be required to turn over certain information to the courts. The appeals court will also hear an appeal involving several high-ranking Alabama State University officials accused of sexual harassment.