On Wednesday, July 6, 2022, Tracie A. Todd, a Circuit Court Judge in the Tenth Judicial Circuit for the State of Alabama, filed a motion entitled ‘Motion to Stay Proceedings’ in the Alabama Court of the Judiciary. The case is styled as ‘The Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission v. The Hon. Tracie Todd’ with case number #61.

The motion reads:

“On March 16, 2022, the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) filed a complaint against Judge Todd for refusing to follow the orders of the Alabama Court of the Judiciary after returning to the bench in December 2021. Specifically, it alleges she didn’t work as ordered, made misleading or false statements about the work she was reportedly doing, and disrespected and refused to cooperate with fellow judges in the performance of their administrative duties.”

The motion goes on:

“On June 3, 2022, Judge Todd’s counsel filed a Motion for Recusal for the recusal of each sitting member on the Alabama Court of the Judiciary, who presided in JIC Case No. 58. On June 21, 2022, the court denied the recusal motion, without any explanation.”

The motion continues:

“On July 1, 2022, Judge Todd filed a Petition for Writ of Mandamus in the Alabama Supreme Court, requesting that the Alabama Supreme Court grant the writ and order the members of the Alabama Court of the Judiciary to recuse themselves from her case or to provide an explanation for the denial of her motion.”

Judge Todd is requesting that the Alabama Court of the Judiciary enter an order staying the matter until the Petition for Writ of Mandamus is decided by the Alabama Supreme Court.

The Judge earned a law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.