By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter
There was a rare show of bipartisanship during Wednesday’s House Judiciary Committee meeting, and even rarer step taken to end a long-outdated practice.
A bill that would bring an end to judicial override – the power that only Alabama now grants judges to overturn the decisions of juries and sentence a defendant to death – passed through the committee with bipartisan support.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Chris England (D-Tuscaloosa) now goes to the floor for a vote.