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Heard in the Hallway: Gov. Kay Ivey faces a tough choice with her Supreme Court appointment, short list grows

Luther Strange, Andrew Brasher, Jay Mitchell, Sarah Stewart

Yellowhammer News just heard in the hallway that Governor Kay Ivey is in a tough position after Justice Glenn Murdock resigned from the Supreme Court. 

Ivey must now appoint a new justice right before an election, potentially upsetting one of two powerful interest groups in Alabama – the trial lawyers or the business community.

Meanwhile, we’ve heard a few names of potential appointees, including:

— Former Sen. Luther Strange.

Andrew Brasher, a lawyer with the Alabama Attorney General’s office.

— Birmingham attorney Jay Mitchell.

— Mobile County Judge Sarah Stewart.

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