Section 37-14-13Judicial determination of legality, etc., of article - Hearing; entry of judgment; appeals.
At the time and place designated in said order, the judge of said circuit court shall proceed to hear and determine all questions of law and of fact in said civil action, and he shall make such order, or orders, as to the proceedings in said civil action as will best preserve and protect the interests of all parties and to enable him to enter a final judgment with the least possible delay. The final judgment shall find the facts specially and shall state separately the judge's conclusions with regard to any and all legal issues raised with regard to any of the provisions of this article and proposed purchase and sale of distribution facilities and other transactions and restrictions under this article, together with other matters raised in the complaint, and shall state the judge's conclusions of law thereon. Any citizen of the state may appear in such proceedings, either personally or by attorney, and any party thereto, whether plaintiff, defendant or intervenor, dissatisfied with the judgment of the court may appeal therefrom to the Supreme Court of Alabama in accordance with the Alabama Rules of Appellate Procedure. Such appeal shall take priority in the supreme court over all other cases therein pending, except petitions for writs of habeas corpus.
(Acts 1984, No. 84-206, p. 314, §9.)