Does love win when a 20-week old baby is aborted? Some liberals think so

October 19, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

A recent poll of the U.S. Senate race in Alabama is giving liberal Democrats hope that Judge Roy Moore’s beliefs are too far out of the mainstream for him to win in December’s general election.

A recent Fox poll shows Moore and former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones in a statistical dead heat for the U.S. Senate. This outlier survey is reverberating through the national media, and here at home, as a glimmer of hope for progressives who wish to defeat a man they called bigoted, hateful and a lawbreaker.

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Special Supreme Court upholds suspension of Chief Justice Roy Moore

April 19, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

The Special Supreme Court empaneled to hear Chief Justice Roy Moore’s appeal has upheld his permanent suspension, which lasts until his term ends in 2019. The suspension effectively ended his judicial career.

The Court of the Judiciary — a nine-member panel that reviews ethics complaints against the State’s judges — suspended Moore on Sept. 30 for issuing an administrative order, which the Court ruled was as a violation of the Alabama Canons of Judicial Ethics.

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Open Letter to the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission

May 19, 2016

From Dr. Tom Ford, III
Re: Chief Justice Roy S. Moore

Members of the Judicial Inquiry Commission — Chairman Billy Bedsole, Judge Randall Cole, Judge David Kimberley, Mr. David Scott, Judge Craig Pittman, Dr. David Thrasher, Judge Kim Cheney, Mr. Ralph Malone, Ms. Augusta Dowd, Ms. Jenny Garrett, and Ms. Rosa Davis:

We speak to the Judicial Inquiry Commission as a body, understanding that it acts at the behest of the majority of its members. To any members who dissented from the decision to bring charges against the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Roy S. Moore, we wholeheartedly thank you. The following letter is not addressed to you.
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Roy Moore Opponents and Supporters Both Rally

January 13, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, January 12, protesters demanded that Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) be removed from office (again), this time for his vocal opposition to granting State marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Chief Justice Moore’s detractors held a raucous rally at noon at the top of the steps of Heflin-Tolbert Judicial Building in Montgomery. Over 75 protesters spoke at the rally organized by Equality Wiregrass in favor of removing Alabama’s Chief Justice.
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Chief Justice Moore Orders Probate Judges to Stop Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

January 7, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, January 6, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) issued a ruling to Alabama’s Probate Judges ordering them not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

The twice popularly elected Chief Justice wrote that, “The administration of justice in the State of Alabama has been adversely affected by the apparent conflict between the decision of the Alabama Supreme Court in API and the decision of the United States Supreme Court in Obergefell (v. Hodges).” Obergefell v. Hodges is the landmark 2015 US Supreme Court ruling that turned millennia of precedent on its head by demanding that states issue state marriage licenses to homosexual couples. Chief Justice Moore, as the Administrative Head of the Unified Judicial System of Alabama, ordered that, “Until further decision by the Alabama Supreme Court, the existing orders of the Alabama Supreme Court that Alabama probate judges have a ministerial duty not to issue any marriage license contrary to the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment or the Alabama Marriage Protection Act remain in full force and effect.”
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Cohen Demands Moore Fire Johnson

July 1, 2015

 

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, June 30, the President of the Southern Poverty Law Center Richard Cohen publicly demanded that Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) fire the director of legal staff for the Administrative Office of Courts, Win Johnson, for a letter he wrote to Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R). In the letter, Johnson suggested that Alabama officials should somehow defy Friday’s US Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges declaring that marriage is a fundamental right and that the states are obligated to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples.
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