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March 7, 2021
State Supreme Court Upholds Suit Dismissal
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld a Montgomery judge's decision to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the election of four powerful Democrats in the Alabama Senate.

In its 8-1 ruling Friday, the high court agreed with Circuit Judge Charles Price that the courts lacked jurisdiction to hear the suit.

The suit, filed by former Republican judge Mark Montiel, had sought to revoke the state certificates of election for the four senators. It claimed they did not file the proper campaign finance reports with the secretary of state for the Democratic primary in June 2006.

The suit targeted Senate Rules Committee Chairman Lowell Barron of Fyffe, Senate Majority Leader Zeb Little of Cullman, and Senate budget committee Chairmen Hank Sanders of Selma and Roger Bedford of Russellville.

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