Friday, September 30, 2016

Alabama chief judge suspended over his effort to block same-sex marriages

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore finally got what was coming to him for ordering the state's probate judges to defy a Supreme Court ruling and deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Kent Faulk writes:

The Alabama Court of the Judiciary (COJ) issued the order Friday suspending Moore from the bench for the remainder of his term after an unanimous vote of the nine-member board.

"For these violations, Chief Justice Moore is hereby suspended from office without pay for the remainder of his term. This suspension is effective immediately," the order stated.

The court found him guilty of all six charges of violation of canon of judicial ethics. Moore's term is to end in 2019. Gov. Robert Bentley will name a replacement for Moore.

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