‘Ten Commandments’ judge a step closer to comeback
The former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court who refused to move a Ten Commandments display from a courthouse is a step closer to getting his old job back.
Roy Moore received a little more than 50 percent of the vote to win the Republican nomination for his old job, according to unofficial results Wednesday. He is heavily favored to win the general election in November.
It is an improbable comeback for Mr. Moore. After being elected chief justice in 2000, he had a 5,280pound granite monument of the Ten Commandments installed in the lobby of the state judicial building in Montgomery.
A trial court for judges removed him in 2003 for the rest of his term because of his refusal to abide by a federal judge’s order to remove the display. The punishment did not prevent him from running for chief justice again.