Appeal Dismissed; Trial Court Lacked Jurisdiction

In Roper v. Rhodes, No. 1060331 (Ala. Jan 11, 2008), the Alabama Supreme Court reviewed an appeal from a trial court order in an election contest. The Court dismissed the appeal, finding that the trial court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over the plaintiffs’ claim because the plaintiffs did not follow the procedure set forth in Ala. Code §17-16-70 through 89.