School Choice

Alabama Judge Blocks Governor from Signing School Choice Legislation

Can judges do that?


MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA)—Montgomery Circuit Judge Charles Price has granted an injunction blocking Alabama House Bill 84, the controversial school flexibility bill that the GOP supermajority pushed through the legislature last week, from being sent to Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, who had promised to sign it into law.

Judge Price said the bill's original purpose changed and it cannot be transmitted to the governor's office for final approval. Democrats held the ruling as a victory.

Republicans immediately filed an appeal with the Alabama Supreme Court seeking to lift the injunction.

(Hat tip to Walter Olson at Overlawyered)