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Staying the Course: An Update on the Alabama Supreme Court

By Marc James Ayers
October 19, 2006

From 1994-2004, the Alabama Supreme Court underwent a significant transformation—a transformation in both legal philosophy and how the court views its own constitutional role. Some of the highlights of this transformation were detailed in the excellent work of Professor Michael DeBow of the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University entitled The Road Back From “Tort Hell”: The Alabama Supreme Court, 1994-2004, published in 2004 by the Federalist Society.