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Inapt; see above.

Alabama

Inapt; Alabama has no provision for administrative appeal from denial of access to public records.

Alabama

Inapt; Alabama has no provision for administrative appeal from denial of access to public records.

Alabama

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Alabama

There is no specific provision for expedited consideration of public records cases in Alabama. The general provisions for temporary restraining orders (TROs) and preliminary injunctions, when immediate and irreparable injury can be averred, might be available in the appropriate case. Ala. R. Civ. P. 65(b). More likely, the trial court will grant a request for an early hearing (usually within a very few days) of a motion for preliminary injunction, with notice to the individuals and/or agency being sued. The parties often agree to by-pass the preliminary injunction hearing and proceed directly to a hearing on the merits of the request for a permanent injunction.

Alabama

An individual, but not a corporation, may bring suit in Alabama without an attorney in state court, Ala. Code § 34-3-19 (2002), or in federal court, 28 U.S.C. § 1654. There are no procedural provisions specific to pro se litigation. We know of no reported decisions of pro se litigation under the Alabama Public Records Law.

Alabama

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Alabama

The typical public records case addresses a denial of the request for access to the records, with the court deciding whether the requested records are public records, whether they are subject to an exclusion in whole or in part, and sometimes the logistics of an ordered disclosure of the records. See, e.g., Birmingham News Co. v. Muse [Muse I], 21 Media L. Rep. (BNA) 1094 (Cir. Ct. of Lee County, Ala., Dec. 7, 1992) (release of NCAA Letter of Inquiry to public university ordered, but delayed until date for university to file response).

Alabama