William Bell has a job!

Judge: Bell entitled to District 1 seat – Breaking News from The Birmingham News – al.com

Yay! It won’t take effect until the Alabama Supreme Court lifts a stay, but that should be forthcoming, 8-1 Republican split or no.

Anyway, this is the second time that Bob Riley has tried to get away with appointing a Republican to fill a vacated Democratic, majority-black county commission seat, and the second time he was told he couldn’t. But he’ll try again if he gets the chance.

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