The Alabama Supreme Court Upholds Suspension of Roy Moore

Apr 19, 2017

 Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore lost his effort to regain his job today as the Alabama Supreme Court upheld his suspension for urging defiance of the federal courts' landmark rulings allowing gays and lesbians to marry. Moore's fate was in the hands of specially appointed judges who were selected at random after his colleagues on the state's highest court recused themselves, and these judges upheld both the findings that Moore violated judicial ethics with his actions and his suspension for the remainder of his term. The judges found "clear and convincing evidence" that Moore urged Alabama's probate judges to defy the federal courts on same-sex marriage.