On Thursday, August 25, 2022, the Alabama Court of the Judiciary announced the hearing date for Jefferson County Circuit Judge Tracie Todd.

In December 2021, the Court of the Judiciary found Todd violated multiple Canons of Judicial Ethics. She was consequently ordered to work 90 days without pay beginning on December 6, 2021. Judge Todd had previously been suspended from the bench with pay for a period of nine months.

On March 16, 2022, the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) filed a complaint against Judge Todd for refusing to follow the orders of the Court of the Judiciary after returning to the bench in December 2021. The JIC alleged that 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.

On July 6, 2022, Judge Todd filed a ‘Motion to Stay Proceedings‘ in the Alabama Court of the Judiciary, requesting that the court enter an order staying the matter until the Petition for Writ of Mandamus is decided by the Alabama Supreme Court.

In a 2-day hearing on August 15-16, 2022, Todd’s legal team claimed that Judge Todd was in Chicago, where her husband resides. Shortly after she was ordered to return to the courtroom, Todd experienced family sickness and was required to quarantine. She later fell ill and didn’t return to Alabama until mid-February.

In its latest notice, the Alabama Court of the Judiciary said that Judge Todd’s next hearing will be held on September 15, 2022.

The notice reads:

“The trial of this matter will continue on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. in the Supreme Court Courtroom, 300 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama.”

A copy of the notice can be found here.