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Alabama Chief Justice To Face Trial Again On Ethics Charges

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore will go on trial this month on charges that he violated judicial ethics.

The Alabama Court of the Judiciary, a state oversight body, issued a brief order last month denying Moore’s request to dismiss the charges against him. His trial is scheduled for Sept. 28, reported the news site Al.com.

Facing The Music: Roy Moore Prepares To Go On Trial -- Again

Roy Moore can’t catch a break – nor should he.

U.S. District Court Judge W. Harold Albritton handed the embattled chief justice another blow yesterday, ruling that Moore can’t be reinstated to the Alabama Supreme Court while the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) tries him on six ethics charges. Moore, with the assistance of Liberty Counsel, had sued the JIC, arguing that the process violated his rights.

Accountability In Alabama: No One Is Above The Law, Chief Justice Moore

With any luck, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore will be removed from the state Supreme Court soon. Moore is under investigation by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary, an oversight body that examines allegations of ethics violations by judges.

Moore found himself in trouble  earlier this year when he decided to issue a strange “administrative order” to probate judges in the state telling them not to issue marriages licenses to same-sex couples.

Ala. Chief Justice Sues Over Ethics Investigation

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore filed a lawsuit against the state’s Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) in May after the oversight body announced that it would pursue ethics charges against him and suspended him from the bench.

Moore, who is represented by Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver, argues that the JIC has no legal authority over him.

“We are asking the federal court to strike down the automatic removal provision in the Alabama State Constitution and we are asking that Chief Justice Moore be immediately reinstated,” Staver told the Associated Press.

Amazing Anniversary: Marriage Equality Decision Celebrates First Year

This Sunday will mark the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which brought marriage equality to the states in 2015.

Writing for the 5-4 majority in that case, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy explained that all people have a right to the dignity that marriage bestows on couples.

Judicial Oversight Body Launches Investigation Of Alabama’s Roy Moore

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore is once again fighting for his job – and he blames his legal woes on opponents he insists are out to get him.

On May 6, the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission announced that it has forwarded six charges against Moore to the Alabama Court of Judiciary. Moore will face a hearing before the Court of Judiciary and if found guilty could be removed from the bench. In the meantime, he has been suspended with pay.

No Moore, Please: Ala. Chief Justice May Be Removed From The Bench

Word broke late Friday night that Roy Moore, chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, may be on the verge of losing his job – again.

When we last left the Ayatollah of Alabama, he was throwing a hissy-fit over marriage equality. That mean old U.S. Supreme Court had issued a ruling that had the effect of making marriage equality the law in all 50 states. Moore, channeling his inner Jefferson Davis, decided to nullify the decision.

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