Wednesday, January 17, 2007

AL's Chief Justice Vows to Correct Prisons

Chief Justice Cobb promises changes in prisons, elections
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
News staff writer

MONTGOMERY - Sue Bell Cobb took the oath Tuesday as Alabama's first female chief justice and told young women they can achieve whatever they put their minds to.

Cobb is the first female chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court and one of only six women to serve on the court during its 188-year history. Her election is part of a slow trend of women gaining political power in the Deep South.

Cobb, after being sworn in in front of an audience of about 450 people, said her priorities will be dealing with Alabama's crowded prisons and changing the way judges are elected in the state.

"I hope what we are going to be known for is fixing people rather than filling prisons," said Cobb, who has 25 years experience as a judge.



1 comment:

Roberto C. Alvarez-Galloso,CPUR said...

I agree with you. In another subject, Here in Florida, there has been a demonstration in favor of reforming insurance. We have an insurance which is expensive for the average citizen but when Katrina, Rita, and Wilma came to visit Florida [2005], they left. Lets see what happens.