GOP Lawmakers Ask Supreme Court to Act Quickly on Alabama Accountability Act

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Lawyers for Republican legislative leaders filed an emergency motion today with the Alabama Supreme Court urging the court to act quickly and let a controversial school choice bill go to the governor.

The lawmakers are asking the court to overturn a temporary restraining order issued Wednesday by a Montgomery circuit judge, which blocked legislative staff from sending the bill to Gov. Robert Bentley. The filing today asked the court to expedite the appeal and set a briefing schedule.”The injunction represents an unprecedented violation of the separation of powers, and calls for immediate review by this court,” read the motion.

The motion argued citizens are entitled to hear from the governor whether he will sign or veto the bill, noting that the current legislative session is expected to end by May 20.

“The citizens of Alabama deserve an answer, as the process of their government is being unjustly thwarted,” the motion read.

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