Ten Commandments Judge Makes a Comeback as Alabama Chief Justice

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”

We welcome your comments, but please adhere to our comment policy and the ABA Code of Conduct.

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.