Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who is at risk of being removed from the bench for the second time in his career, is one step closer to that result. Late last night, the Alabama Court of the Judiciary denied his request to dismiss ethics charges, and that means Moore will soon go on trial.
The first time he was removed from his position, it was because he installed a Ten Commandments monument in the state courthouse in the dead of night when no one was looking and refused to remove it. This time, he was suspended after telling probate judges they didn’t have to issue same-sex marriage licenses despite the Supreme Court ruling saying those marriages were legal under the law (and government officials couldn’t get in the way of that).
Moore is the very definition of an activist judge. He ignores the law and pushes his beliefs onto everyone else. Yet all those “religious freedom” groups that complain about Democratic court appointees seem to give Moore a pass. How’s that for hypocrisy?
Even if Moore is taken off the bench, though, it likely won’t be the end of his career. One conservative group’s poll had him leading the pack of 2018 candidates for the state’s gubernatorial elections.
(Thanks to Larry for the link)