By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter
MONTGOMERY — For the first time in Alabama’s history, women are at the helm of two of the State’s Branches of Government.
On Wednesday, Gov. Kay Ivey appointed Associate Justice Lyn Stuart to lead Alabama’s judicial system as Supreme Court Chief Justice. Stuart, only the second woman to become chief justice in the state, had been serving as Acting Chief Justice since Chief Justice Roy Moore’s suspension in May 2016.