Surprise - Surprise - Alabama Supreme Overturns Temporary Restraining OrderRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Mar 13 2013 10:55 PM
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
The Alabama Supreme Court Wednesday afternoon dismissed a temporary restraining order that was blocking the controversial school flexibility bill from being transmitted to Governor Robert Bentley for his signature.
The Court ruling deals only with the temporary restraining order and the bill's blockage from being sent to the governor. It does not address the merits of the actual legislation.
"Enactment of legislation does not provide for judicial review during legislative process," the Court wrote, "Nor may courts force the Legislature to obey its own rules." In other words, the Supreme Court struck down the restraining order on the grounds of Separation of Power between the legislative and judicial branches