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Alabama's only democratic justice to step down in August

(Source: Alabama.gov) (Source: Alabama.gov)
(Source: Alabama.gov) (Source: Alabama.gov)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WTVM) – Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb is stepping down.  She made the formal announcement during a press event Wednesday morning. 

Justice Cobb told the media she is stepping down for a variety of reasons. She added that she prayed about the matter and longs to spend more time with her family.

She will step down from her position in August.

[Read: Justice Cobb's official statement]

Governor Robert Bentley issued the following statement regarding the retirement of Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb:

"I want to thank Chief Justice Cobb for her years of service to the people of this state. She has been a dedicated and enthusiastic public servant, always mindful of the needs of others. As we begin the process of finding the replacement for the Chief Justice, my goal is to find someone with the judicial and administrative experience needed for this important position. I would like to appoint someone as soon as possible after the vacancy occurs, but I will not be limited by a timetable."

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