The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld the decision to remove Roy Moore from his position as chief justice.
Last September, Moore was suspended without pay for the remainder of his term after being found guilty on judicial ethics charges stemming from his defiance of the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage.
In January 2016, Moore issued an order prohibiting 68 probate judges from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples telling them they had a “ministerial duty” to do so.
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In his order, he cited the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling, claiming that the high court’s ruling only applied to Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee, the states directly involved in Obergefell.
During a press conference following the decision to uphold his suspension, Moore said the prosecution “politically” motivated and declared that he remains Chief Justice despite the suspension.
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