Court Rules in Favor of Worley in Tatum Appeal

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The former head of voter registration in
the Alabama Secretary of State's office has lost another round in a
five-year battle to get her job back.

The Alabama Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against Anita
Tatum, saying she did not follow proper procedure when she appealed
to the State Personnel Board.

Tatum resigned her position in 2004, but later appealed to the
board, saying she had really been fired because she was forced to
resign by then-Secretary of State Nancy Worley. The State Personnel
Board ruled against her.

Tatum then went to Montgomery County Circuit Court, which
rejected a motion to dismiss Tatum's case. The Alabama Supreme
Court said the local court was wrong and should have ruled in favor
of the secretary of state.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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