AP: Ala court keeps rules discouraging complaints


By PHILLIP RAWLS Associated Press Writer
Published: Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 11:51 a.m.

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The Republican majority on the Alabama Supreme Court has rejected proposals to make it easier for the public to file complaints accusing judges of unethical conduct.

The court’s eight Republicans decided to maintain rules that legal groups say are out of step with the rest of the country and designed to stifle complaints. The rules include giving the judge the name of the person who filed a complaint, what it entails and any evidence gathered during the investigation of the complaint.

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