Alabama 10 Commandments Ex-Judge Asks To Join Amici Senators


 

 

The lawyer for the 35 Kentucky state senators who wrote an Amicus Brief has petitioned that Alabama Supreme Court ex-Justice Roy Moore be permitted to participate in the preparation of briefs and oral arguments in support of the Amici.

Ex-Justice Moore is most famous for installing a 5280 pound monument of the 10 Commandments in the rotunda of the Alabama Supreme Court on July 31, 2001, only six months after he was elected to the Supreme Court. The monument was ordered removed by the federal courts. It was moved to a side room on August 27, 2003, and removed completely on July 19, 2004.

The Alabama Canons of Judicial Ethics held a hearing on Judge Moore on November 12, 2003. Moore proudly proclaimed that he would continue to violate the orders of the federal court.  The next day the Canons of Judicial Ethics voted unanimously to remove Moore from office for refusing to follow the orders of the federal courts.

Moore also wrote the original draft of the Constitution Restoration Act, which was first introduced into the U.S. House and Senate in 2004. This bill would have limited the power of the federal judiciary in religious liberty cases, and it would have required the impeachment and filing of criminal charges against federal judges who ruled for separation of church and state. 

The Constitution Restoration Act was part of a continuous attempt by Dominionist Christians to turn America into a theocracy, by seeking to  limit the power of the federal judiciary in religious liberty cases. This act attempted to  “restore” the Constitution, as interpreted by religious extremists.  This act also made the false claim that the founding fathers promoted a Christian nation instead of protecting freedom of religious conscience for all Americans.

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One Response to Alabama 10 Commandments Ex-Judge Asks To Join Amici Senators

  1. Pingback: Appeals Court Denies Amicus Curiea Oral Arguments « American Atheists vs. KY Homeland Security

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