Justice Patti Smith to retire from AL Supreme Court

MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - Alabama Supreme Court Justice Patti Smith is done after this year.

Smith says she will not seek re-election in 2010 so she can spend more time with her 83-year-old mother.

Smith is one of three justices whose seats are up next year. The other two, Republicans Mike Bolin and Tom Parker, say they plan to run again.