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Description: Mayfield Code CommissionerDate: October 30 1919
Newspaper published in: Boaz, AL
Source: Madison Co., AL Library
Page/Column: Page 2, Column 4
Mayfield Code Commissioner
Montgomery, Ala.—Justice J. J. Mayfield, of the Alabama Supreme Court was appointed by Gov. Kilby as code commissioner of the state of Alabama. Justice J. M. Brown, of the Court of Appeals, was named to succeed Justice Mayfield and Henry P. Merritt, speaker of the house, was selected to take Justice Brown’s place on the appeal bench. The law of Alabama is to the effect that the general code of Alabama shall be revised every 12 years, and a revision of the code of 1907 was offered to the legislature which recently adjoined which had been prepared by Sam Will John, of Selma, but was not approved by the legislature, therefore the code of 1907 is still in effect. The law also prescribed that the governor should appoint the codifier, but the legislature changed this to the effect that the commissioner appointed by the governor, the chief justice of the Supreme Court and the senior judge of the court of appeals.