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Judge Vance Qualifies for Democratic Chief Justice Nomination

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Judge Robert Vance has qualified for the Democratic nomination for chief justice

Jefferson County Circuit Judge Robert Vance has qualified for the Democratic nomination for chief justice, according to the Alabama Democratic Party.

Vance has served as a civil circuit judge for Jefferson County since October of 2002.  Prior to this, he practiced law with the Birmingham firm of Johnston, Barton, Proctor, & Powell, L.L.P. and clerked for Hon. Tom McGee on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  Judge Vance is a graduate of Princeton University (1982) and the University of Virginia School of Law (1985).

On Friday the Alabama Democratic Party disqualified former nominee Harry Lyon Friday, citing a pattern of unusual behavior.

Lyon had recently taken to Facebook to unleash a diatribe against GOP nominee Roy Moore, Alabama Democratic Party and its chairman Judge Mark Kennedy. Lyon also posted a number of rants about gays and lesbians.

No other candidates have stepped forward for the position; qualification will go on until Wednesday.

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