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Ten Commandments Judge Makes a Comeback as Alabama Chief Justice

Posted Nov 7, 2012 9:11 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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The man known as the Ten Commandments judge has regained his position as Alabama chief justice.

Roy Moore won election “in a triumphant political resurrection,” Al.com reports. A state judicial panel had removed Moore from his position as chief justice in 2003 because he refused to obey a judge’s order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the lobby of the Alabama Judicial Building.

Moore told WND that he has no plans to start a new Ten Commandments battle. His first focus will be on case loads, budgeting and administrative tasks, he said. In a recent editorial, Moore said the Ten Commandments dispute was a constitutional issue about whether the state of Alabama “could acknowledge God as the sovereign source of law, liberty and government.”

Among those supporting Moore was actor Chuck Norris, who made a radio ad calling Moore “a true patriot.”

Prior coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Former Ala. Chief Justice Ousted over Ten Commandments Flap Has Lead in Comeback Bid"

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