Marion City Council Votes to Do Away with City Court

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By George McDonald

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The city of Marion in Perry County -- could soon be without a municipal court.

The Marion City Council voted to abolish the municipal court but didn't follow the proper procedure -- which means the action was voided.

Right now the court will continue to conduct business as usual -- but the council could still shut down the court with a revote -- and then following the process outlined by state law.

The Marion municipal court is made up of three people -- a judge -- a prosecutor and a magistrate.

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