Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SPLC files ethics complaint against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore

I posted earlier about the antics of Alabama's Chief Justice Roy Moore. Basically, he said that he would deny the law in Alabama once gay marriage is in the clear.

Well, the Southern Poverty Law Center took him to the carpet over his stance.

This is a press release from their blog:

The SPLC today filed a judicial ethics complaint against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore over his public statements urging the governor and Alabama judges to defy federal law and enforce Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriages.

The complaint was filed with the Judicial Inquiry Commission of Alabama, which could recommend that Moore face ethics charges in the Alabama Court of the Judiciary. That court removed Moore from the office of chief justice 12 years ago after he refused to comply with a federal court order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the state judicial building.

“Moore is once again wrapping himself in the Bible and thumbing his nose at the federal courts and federal law,” said SPLC President Richard Cohen. “As a private citizen, Moore is entitled to his views. But as the chief justice of Alabama, he has a responsibility to recognize the supremacy of federal law and to conform his conduct to the canons of judicial ethics.”

Hit the link to read the rest.

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