❝ Alabama’s top judge has been suspended for the remainder of his term for defying federal court rulings that legalised 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…
…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.
He was re-elected as chief justice of the state’s Supreme Court in 2012.
Did you think Alabama voters were any brighter than Moore?
❝ In Friday’s decision, the nine-member Alabama Court of the Judiciary unanimously decided to suspend him for the remainder of his term without pay.
The move essentially removes Mr Moore from the bench, as he will be unable to seek re-election at the end of his term, in January 2019…
❝ His suspension was celebrated by the civil rights group that filed the complaints in 2003 and 2016.
“Moore was elected to be a judge, not a preacher,” Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, said in a statement.
“The people of Alabama who cherish the rule of law are not going to miss the Ayatollah of Alabama.”
Roy Moore has had a legal and political career consistent with “values” backwards enough to fit any representative of the Confederate States. His bigotry is pretty much without boundary, inclusive of race, religion, gender, age and who you have sex with.
Alabama voters not only continued to waste their votes on placing this fossil back in positions of power, they never shirked on spending taxpayer dollars to defend his crimes against the Constitution.