By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter
WASHINGTON, DC—In an effort to save money the federal government has decided to close several Federal Courthouses around the South. Alabama Political Report has just learned that the Federal Courthouse in Gadsden is sighted for closure. All closings are in congressional districts held by Republicans.
“I was surprised to learn today that the Judicial Conference decided to close the Gadsden Federal Courthouse. Earlier this spring, when the Judiciary released the list of courthouses it was considering closing Gadsden was ranked 22 out of 60, with reports indicating only the top 10 courthouses would eventually face closure. My staff and I are looking into the Judicial Conference’s decision further. Regardless of what happens next, I have always had an office in Gadsden and I remain committed to keeping a presence in Gadsden.” –Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04)