MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- A circuit judge has ruled that legislators who also work in Alabama's two-year college system should not be forced to give up one of the two state-paid jobs under a new state school board policy.
Montgomery County Circuit Judge Johnny Hardwick ruled in favor of six lawmakers who had challenged the policies approved by the board to end the practice that critics call "double dipping."
Gov. Bob Riley's press secretary, Todd Stacy, said that the ruling would be appealed. The governor serves as president of the board.
The ruling was Hardwick's second against the policy. The Alabama Supreme Court last year overruled Hardwick's first …