As of Wednesday morning with 94 percent of the precincts reporting, the most expensive Supreme Court race in the nation was neck and neck. Greg Shaw, a Republican, edged his Democrat opponent, Deborah Bell Paseur, be a mere 1 percent. After jointly spending a reported $5.1 million, they may be headed for a recount. If Shaw wins, it will leave only one Democrat on the nine-member court. The race for the only Alabama Court of Civil Appeals seat was not quite as close. Two-term incumbent Bill Thompson defeated Kimberly Drake with 56 percent of the vote. This means this five member court will remain completely Republican. Since the Court of Civil Appeals has original jurisdiction over workers’ compensation appeals, this constitutes good news for Alabama employers.