court system

Court Finances
4:56 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Chief Justice Moore Orders Clerks' Offices Closed Wednesdays

Chief Justice Roy Moore has ordered that Ala. circuit and district clerk offices be closed to the public on Wednesdays starting March 20.
Credit Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has ordered that circuit and district clerk offices in Alabama be closed to the public on Wednesdays because of a financial crisis facing the court system.


The order was released Thursday. Moore ordered the clerks' offices be closed every Wednesday beginning March 20. Moore ordered clerks to place notice of the closings in public places inside and outside their offices. The chief justice said the employees of the clerks' offices would continue to work their regular office hours on Wednesdays.

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Bail Bond Fees
5:08 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Judge Refuses To Block New Ala. Bail Bond Fees

A Montgomery County judge is declining to temporarily block a new state law that adds fees to bail bonds

A Montgomery County judge has declined to temporarily block a new state law that adds fees to bail bonds.

Several individuals and bail bond companies filed a lawsuit seeking to stop the law, which added a $35 fee to every bail bond.

Circuit Judge Tracy McCooey denied a preliminary injunction, but still must rule on other issues in the suit.

The Legislature passed the law to provide money for Alabama's court system.

The plaintiffs say it infringes on the constitutional right to bail.