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Alabama Chief Justice Suspended For the Rest of His Term

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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

It was a long time coming, but Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has finally been suspended from the bench for the remainder of his term in office.

You may recall that Justice Moore tried to block gay marriage in Alabama even after the United States Supreme Court ruled against gay marriage bans, but he never stopped. Moore has been fighting gay marriage ever since and he's finally paying a real price for it.

The Alabama Court of the Judiciary (COJ) issued the order Friday suspending Moore from the bench for the remainder of his term.

"For these violations, Chief Justice Moore is hereby suspended from office without pay for the remainder of his term. This suspension is effective immediately," the order stated.

This is not actually the first time Moore has been removed from his position. Moore was removed from office in 2003 for refusing to remove the Ten Commandments from state property.

Moore is something of a kook. He believes the laws of man are superseded by the laws of God. He probably should have sought a career as a preacher rather than a judge.

Moore's order to defy the Supreme Court ruling against gay marriage bans was challenged by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The SPLC complaint prompted the Alabama Court of the Judiciary to suspend Moore from the bench for the remainder of his term.

  • muselet

    The next body that should consider punitive action against Roy Moore is the Alabama Bar Association. Revoking his license to practice law would be proportionate and entirely appropriate.

    –alopecia

  • Aynwrong

    Stubborn old crank. Go find a mountain top to live on.

  • Nefercat

    I must say, I am impressed by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary (COJ). Good for them.