By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 the Senate Judiciary Committee failed to give a favorable report to a proposed constitutional amendment that would have taken the power to appoint the Administrative Director of the Courts away from the Chief Justice. Instead the administrator would be appointed by a vote of the majority of the justices on the Supreme Court.
SB 105 was a Alabama Constitutional Amendment sponsored by Senator Greg Albritton (R from Bay Minette). Sen. Albritton told the committee that appointing the Administrative Director of the Courts would give more stability to the court system. The Chief Justices have come and gone in recent years and every time they change they appoint a new Administrative Director. This has created chaos with the courts. Acting Chief Justice Lyn Stuart (R) supports this change.