Alabama Supreme Court Justice Glen Murdoch resigns


Alabama Supreme Court Justice Glen Murdoch announced his resignation Thursday, January 4.

Justice Murdoch made the move official in a letter sent to Gov. Ivy:

Dear Governor Ivey,
It has been the greatest honor of my career to have served the people of Alabama for the past 17 years as a judge on this State's highest courts. I was humbled in 2000 when the people of Alabama saw fit to elect me to the Court of Civil Appeals, and again in 2006 and in 2012 when I was elected and re-elected to the Supreme Court, and entrusted with the responsibilities of that office. I have tried to discharge my duties with a simple, overarching goal: to just do what is right in each case. To that end, I have endeavored in every case to follow the law as I have been granted the wisdom to discern the same. In so doing, I hope I have met my responsibility to help preserve that law.
I have no doubt that I have been where the Lord wanted me for the past 17 years. But for everything there is a season. After prayerful consideration, I believe the time has come for me to resign from the Supreme Court in order to explore other professional opportunities and other ways in which I might be of service to our State.
I hereby submit my resignation effective at midnight on Tuesday January 16, 2018.
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