November 13, 2003

Justice Moore no More


MONTGOMERY, Ala. — An Alabama judicial panel Thursday removed Chief Justice Roy Moore and rejected his argument that he was upholding his oath when he ignored a federal court order to move a Ten Commandments monument from the state judicial building.

"This court hereby orders that Roy S. Moore be removed from his position as chief justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama," said Presiding Judge William Thompson. "The chief justice showed no signs of contrition for his actions."

Though I agree that God should have a place in our society, I think that Justice Moore acted wrong. A federal judge ruled that his Ten Commandments statue be removed. Though I disagreed with the decision, it was the law. In order for the law to be upheld, all laws, even laws deem to be wrong must be upheld. If he sentenced a bigamist to jail for having more than one wife, and the guy quoted morman texts, he would be found in contempt. We have to hold all people equally under the law.

When the decision to out Justice Moore was read, I did bother me. But to be truly intelectually honest, I have to agree that it was the right thing to do. Making him a Chief Justice and religious doesn't give him the right to this kind of civil disobedience.

Posted by psugrad98 at November 13, 2003 01:06 PM

That picture makes him look pretty damn surly. Possibly drunk,too.

Posted by: Erik at November 14, 2003 02:24 PM

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