Roy Moore: Alabama top judge ousted over gay marriage stand

Reply Sat 1 Oct, 2016 03:05 am
Alabama's top judge has been suspended for the remainder of his term for defying federal court rulings that legalized same-sex marriage.

Roy Moore, 69, violated judicial ethics with an order seen as directing probate judges to deny marriage licences to gay couples, a judicial panel ruled.

The decision was a "politically motivated effort" by radical groups, he said. His lawyer has vowed to appeal.

It is the second suspension for Mr Moore, an outspoken conservative.

In 2003, he was removed for refusing to take down a monument of the Ten Commandments he installed at a state building.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37528317<br />

Good riddance
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Reply Sat 1 Oct, 2016 05:17 am
feel better? What you dont understand is that he represents a majority of his " Fundamentalist god fearin" constituents and was merely trying to please them.

The fact that hes a racist -hateful idiot has nothing to do with it

Weve got a long way to go over here.

Ive read that, many similar legal positions are being laid down now with an eye to loading up the USSupreme Court with some of these pissant cases where(hould the GOP prevail and a Conservative Court is re-estblished) the first amendment clause of "Free expression" will be tested as vigorusly as was the "establishment clause" .
Reply Sat 1 Oct, 2016 06:07 am
Good riddance is right. This guy has been kicking around way too long.
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Reply Sat 1 Oct, 2016 06:49 am
I feel better generally, as a rather repulsive individual has been forced out, but it's all a bit distant. I feel a lot better about Saints holding Hapoel Be'er-Sheeva to a draw on Thursday if truth were told.
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Reply Sat 1 Oct, 2016 08:35 am
Judge Roy Moore is the fellow who, as a lower court judge, came to fame for insisting the Ten Commandments must be engraved on the Alabama Courthouse in which he was the judge.
When Judge Moore was a lower court judge, he had become famous for his fights over the display of the Ten Commandments in his courtroom.

On August 1, 2001, Justice Moore had a 5,280-pound (2,400 kg) block of granite with the Ten Commandments engraved on it, installed during the middle of the night without the knowledge of the other Alabama Supreme Court justices.

A group of lawyers consisting of Stephen R. Glassroth, Melinda Maddox and Beverly Howard, who felt their clients might not receive fair treatment if they did not share Moore's religious opinion, and that the placement of the monument violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, filed civil suits in Federal Court against Justice Moore in his official capacity as Chief Justice to have the monument removed.

Very big national brouhaha at the time.
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