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ALABAMA. The name of one of the new states of the United States of America. This state was admitted into the Union by the resolution of congress, approved December 14th, 1819, 3 Sto. L. U. S. 1804, by which it is resolved that the state of Alabama shall be one, and is hereby declared to be one of the United States of America, and admitted into the Union on an equal footing with the original states, in all respects whatever. The convention which framed the constitution in this state, assembled at the town of Huntsville on Monday the fifth day of July, 1819, and continued in session by adjournment, until the second day of August, 1819, when the constitution was adopted.
     2. The powers of the government are divided by the constitution into three distinct, departments; and each of them confided to a separate body of magistracy, to wit: those which are legislative, to one; those which are executive, to another; and those which are judicial, to a third. Art. 2,
     3.-1. The legislative power of the state is vested in two distinct branches; the one styled the senate, the other the house of representatives, and both together, the general assembly of the state of Alabama. 1. The senate is never to be less than one-fourth nor more than one-third of the whole number of representatives. Senators are chosen by the qualified electors for the term of three years, at the same time, in the same manner, and at the same place, where they vote for members of the house of representatives; one-third of the whole number of senators are elected every year. Art. 3, s. 12. 2. The house of representatives is to consist of not less than forty-four, nor more than sixty members, until the number of white inhabitant's shall be one hundred thousand; and after that event, the whole number of representatives shall never be less than sixty, nor more than one hundred. Art. 3, B. 9. The members of the house of representatives are chosen by the qualified electors for the term of one year, from the commencement of the general election, and no longer.
     4.-2. The supreme executive power is vested in a chief magistrate, styled the governor of the state of Alabama. He is elected by the qualified electors, at the time and places when they respectively vote for representatives; he holds his office for the term of two years from the time of his installation, and until a successor is duly qualified; and is not eligible more than four years in any term of six years. t. 4. He is invested, among other things, with the veto power. Ib. s. 16. In cases of vacancies, the president of the senate acts as governor. Art. 4, s. 18.
     5.-3. The judicial power is vested in one supreme court, circuit courts to be held in each county in the state, and such inferior courts of law and, equity, to consist of not more than five members, as the general assembly may, from time to time direct, ordain, and establish. Art. 6, S. 1.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Then he spoke of Alabama, "the place that I love," and of the Alabamians who had always been there--when he welcomed his children into the world, when he buried his parents and brother, when he opened the doors of his drag stores and the people came to trade.
Alabama's income tax takes a greater portion of the scarce resources of Alabama's lowest wage earners, while the highest income-earning Alabamians are able to significantly lighten their tax burden with benefits that most other states and the federal government do not allow.
Even so, the Alabamian singlehandedly "gave shape and focus to a whole range of social issues...that would come to dominate the rhetoric of American politics."
Regarding the statements by Prime Minister Zaev that the Albanian languages will not be official throughout the whole country, Grubi said that "no one should be afraid of the Alabamian language".
I didn't see anything in them I could disagree with - of course, I might have purified the language some." Ever the patient teacher with his clerks and young Alabamians with the faintest glimmer of liberality, he explained that the size of the court is not specified in the Constitution and had varied over the years.
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Beasley sent a letter commending the Alabamian's stand and noting that a copy of the Ten Commandments is posted outside Beasley's office.
The recently released trailer features Jordan as Bryan Stevenson, the young lawyer who teams up with Eva Ansley (Larson), who has been advocating for wrongfully convicted local Alabamians.
Alabamians also expressed their shock and sympathy.
Signing it into law, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey said in a statement it was a "powerful testament to Alabamians' deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God".