Alabama

Situated in the Southeastern portion of the United States, the state of Alabama is the 30th largest state in the US by area. In terms of population, it is the 24th largest in the US. Nicknamed the Yellowhammer state, after its state bird, Alabama is often referred to as the “Heart of Dixie” and “The Cotton State.” AL was admitted as the 22nd state of the United States in 1819.  The state’s capital city is Montgomery, while Birmingham is the most populous city in the state. Huntsville is the largest in terms of area, and the state’s oldest city is Mobile.

Alabama’s state government includes an executive, legislative and judicial branch.  It is organized under the 1901 Constitution of Alabama, which is the longest constitution of any government in the world. 

The Executive branch consists of the governor, and other elected state-wide offices.  There are more than 25 departments, with the head of each department seated in the state’s cabinet and advising the governor.

The Legislative branch consists of a Senate and a House of Representatives.  In the House of Representatives, there are 105 members with each member representing a district of about 40,000 people.  The Senate includes 35 senators, with each senator representing a district of about 125,000 state residents.

The Judicial branch of the state is led by the Supreme Court of Alabama.  The Supreme court has administrative as well as judicial powers, and is led by the Chief Justice and eight associate justices.  The Court of the Judiciary is convened when a judge needs to be reviewed or potentially removed.

 

The National Law Review covers a wide range of cases which are heard in the state. From Civil Rights and Labor employment issues, health and food safety, gender-equality, to immigration cases, election-news, and tax law cases. The National Law Review also covers bankruptcy proceedings, appeals, discrimination ordinances, legislation and election news, and general state-related topics, as well as litigation coming out of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals which has jurisdiction over Alabama.

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May
20
2024
Update on Union Organizing Activity — Mercedes Benz Staves off Alabama Union Organizing Campaign Foley & Lardner LLP
May
17
2024
Trending in Telehealth: May 7 – May 13, 2024 McDermott Will & Emery
May
16
2024
Alabama Bans Sale of Cultured Meat, Following Florida Keller and Heckman LLP
May
15
2024
Alabama Supreme Court's Ruling Regarding In Vitro Fertilization and its Impact on Fertilization Treatment Services Locally and Nationally K&L Gates
May
10
2024
Trending in Telehealth April 30 – May 6, 2024 McDermott Will & Emery
May
3
2024
Trending in Telehealth: April 23 – April 29, 2024 McDermott Will & Emery
Apr
29
2024
EEOC Finalizes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act – and States are Challenging It Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky
Apr
26
2024
Governor Signs PTE Tax Simplification Bill into Law Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Apr
23
2024
Trending in Telehealth: April 9 – April 15, 2024 McDermott Will & Emery
Apr
4
2024
Proposal to Revamp Alabama Medical Cannabis Program Met with Near-Unanimous Opposition Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Apr
3
2024
The “Fix” Is In: Alabama Legislature to Consider Controversial Proposal to Revamp Stalled Medical Cannabis Program Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Mar
23
2024
DEI Under Scrutiny, Part IX: Alabama Bans Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs and Departments for Public Institutions Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Mar
21
2024
IVF Caught in the Crosshairs: The Aftermath of the LePage Decision Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Mar
21
2024
Alabama Loses Interest Addback Attack, Yet Again Blank Rome LLP
Mar
14
2024
Update: Alabama Legislature Moves to Shield IVF from “Personhood” Ruling Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Mar
6
2024
UPDATE: FinCEN Issues Notice Regarding the Alabama District Court’s Order Declaring the U.S. Corporate Transparency Act Unconstitutional; CTA Requirements and FinCEN Enforcement Continue to Apply to Entities That are not Parties to the Alabama Case Nelson Mullins
Mar
4
2024
Alabama Supreme Court Rules Negligent Destruction of IVF Embryos May Be Treated as Wrongful Death Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Feb
28
2024
The Alabama Supreme Court’s Decision in LePage v. Center for Reproductive Medicine PC: After Dobbs, IVF Services Now Caught in the Crosshairs Polsinelli PC
Feb
26
2024
In Alabama, Pre-Embryos are “Extrauterine Children” Under the State’s Wrongful Death Statute Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Feb
14
2024
Important Business Tax Legislation to Watch in the 2024 Alabama Regular Session Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Feb
12
2024
Telecom Alert: AT&T California COLR Obligation; AI Technology Subject to TCPA; Pole Attachment Petition Pleading Cycle; Reminder of FCC Discontinuance Rules [Vol. XXI, Issue 7] Keller and Heckman LLP
Jan
31
2024
Alabama Supreme Court Narrows Grounds to Challenge Mortgage Foreclosure Sales Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Jan
30
2024
Alabama’s 2024 Legislative Session Jones Walker LLP
Jan
17
2024
Eleventh Circuit Finds City of Mobile Violated Religious Freedom Laws Robinson & Cole LLP
Jan
16
2024
Groundhog Day: Alabama Dispensary, Integrated Licenses Delayed (Again) Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Jan
4
2024
Not So Fast My Friend: Alabama Medical Commission Halts Issuance of Integrated (and Probably Dispensary) Licenses Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Dec
28
2023
Out with the Old? Not So Fast! A Quick Review of 2023 Highlights Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Dec
18
2023
Alabama to Exempt Overtime Compensation From State Income Tax, Starting January 1, 2024 Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Dec
14
2023
Navigating Alabama Tax Sale Redemptions: Proving Entitlement to Mesne Profits Nelson Mullins
Dec
14
2023
End of Year Consideration: Withholding Requirements Under New Jersey’s New Convenience of the Employer Rule Hunton Andrews Kurth
Dec
13
2023
AMCC Awards Five Integrated Licenses, Chaos to Follow Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Dec
4
2023
Third Time a Charm for Alabama Medical Cannabis Awards? Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Oct
31
2023
This is the End: Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission Sets End Game Scenario – Will it Work? Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Oct
26
2023
How to Deal with Retainage on Alabama Public Projects Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Oct
17
2023
The Roundabout: AMCC Litigation and Licensing Update Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
 

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