2. Priority.

There is no specific provision for expedited consideration of public records cases in Alabama. The general provisions for temporary restraining orders (TROs) and preliminary injunctions, when immediate and irreparable injury can be averred, might be available in the appropriate case. Ala. R. Civ. P. 65(b). More likely, the trial court will grant a request for an early hearing (usually within a very few days) of a motion for preliminary injunction, with notice to the individuals and/or agency being sued. The parties often agree to by-pass the preliminary injunction hearing and proceed directly to a hearing on the merits of the request for a permanent injunction.