Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore

Chief Justice Roy Moore Suspended From Bench

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has been suspended for the rest of his term for defying federal gay marriage rulings.The punishment effectively removes Moore from office, without the court officially ousting him. The nine-member Alabama Court of the Judiciary handed down the punishment Friday after ruling Moore had violating standards of judicial ethics.Moore was found to have encouraged probate judges…

Protesters Rally at Hearing for Justice Roy Moore

A court is considering whether suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore should lose his job for an order on gay marriage. The Alabama Court of the Judiciary held a hearing Monday on judicial investigators’ request to remove Moore from office. Moore denies any wrongdoing and is asking the court to dismiss administrative charges filed earlier this year. Moore is accused…

Judge Dismisses Suit by Suspended Alabama Chief Justice

A federal judge has dismissed an effort by Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore to overturn his suspension. U.S. District Judge Harold Albritton threw out Moore’s lawsuit against the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission in an order Thursday. The Alabama Court of the Judiciary is considering judicial ethics charges that could lead to Moore’s ouster, and Albritton writes that the state process…

Trial Date Set for Suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore

A court has set a tentative date for the trial of suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore. An order released Monday by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary says Moore’s trial on judicial ethics charges will begin Sept. 28 if the case isn’t over before then. The case could come to an earlier end if the court agrees with judicial…

Ethics Body Wants Alabama Chief Justice Removed

A judicial ethics panel wants Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore swiftly removed from office for urging the state’s probate judges to defy the federal courts on gay marriage. Alabama’s Judicial Inquiry Commission wrote Friday that Moore’s unremorseful “flouting” of the rule of law merits the highest possible sanction it can levy against a sitting judge, which is immediate removal from…