Alabama judicial court suspends chief justice Roy Moore for rest of term over his defiance of gay marriage
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama judicial court suspends chief justice Roy Moore for rest of term over his defiance of gay marriage.
September 29, 2016 3:50am
Alabama chief justice waits for judgment day on keeping job
KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is waiting to learn if he’ll keep his job.
The Alabama Court of the Judiciary has 10 days to make a decision on a request to remove Moore from office.
The Judicial Inquiry Commission is seeking Moore removal, arguing he urged the state probate judges to defy federal court rulings on gay marriage.
Moore in January told probate judges that they remained under a March Alabama Supreme Court order to refuse marriage licenses to gay couples.
In a hearing Wednesday, commission lawyers said Moore was clearly urging defiance. Moore called the charge “ridiculous.”
Moore was removed from office in 2003 for disobeying a federal court order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the state judicial building.