Governor Bentley names justices to hear Roy Moore’s appeal

Governor Robert Bentley (Photo: Office of the Governor)

Governor Robert Bentley (Photo: Office of the Governor)

MONTGOMERY, Ala — On Monday, Governor Bentley signed an executive order naming the seven Associate Justices who will make up the Special Supreme Court that will hear the appeal of Chief Justice Roy Moore. The Alabama Supreme Court drew names of judges from a pool of retired appellate justices and judges, retired circuit court judges and district court judges.

The drawing of 50 names on Thursday set the stage for the selection. But, only one of the first seven names drawn elected to serve.

Former Madison County District Judge Susan Moquin was listed among the first seven, but is not on the panel.

Bentley said the selections were based on judges “selected and willing to serve.”

The seven judges are as follows:

  1. H. Edward McFerrin
  2. Robert G. Cahill
  3. William R. King
  4. James H. Reid, Jr.
  5. Lynn Clardy Bright
  6. Ralph A. Ferguson, Jr
  7. John D. Coggin

Governor Bentley will be in Madison Tuesday joining Polaris executives along with state and local leaders for the Polaris Industries grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting. The ceremony is set to start at 10 a.m.