Monday, March 14, 2005
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Attorney General Troy King to Run in 2006

Alabama Attorney General Troy King says he will definitely run for a full term in 2006. King was appointed as AG by Gov. Riley following Bill Pryor's nomination to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Most recently, he submitted an amicus brief in Roper v. Simmons (Supreme Court opinions are here), the juvenile death penalty case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court last week. King's brief supported the constitutionality of the death penalty for juvenile offenders, a position that was rejected by the Court. King also praised last week's passage of a new state Open Meetings Law(see here), which was one of the first measures he endorsed upon taking office.

King follows in the footsteps of two other outstanding Republicans to serve in the Attorney General's office - (now-Senator) Jeff Sessions and Bill Pryor. When you consider that the three men who held the office before Sessions took over in 1995 were Charlie Graddick, Don Siegelman, and Jimmy Evans, it's clear just how much things have changed for the better.