Roy Moore's suspension finalized


Mike Finnegan

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore’s court proceedings finally came to a close with the Alabama Supreme Court ruling in favor of Moore’s original suspension from chief justice.

Moore’s suspension originally came in September when the Alabama Court of the Judiciary found Moore guilty of six violations of the canons of judicial ethics. These violations came out of Moore’s instruction to Alabama county probates to not uphold the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the legality of same-sex marriage.

This is Moore’s second suspension from the position of chief justice. His first suspension occurred in 2003 after he refused to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments from the Alabama Supreme Court building, despite a federal ruling instructing him to do so.

Moore is unable to run for chief justice again due to an age limit. He is now reportedly considering both a run for U.S. Senate and a run for governor, according to Moore is expected to reveal his intentions for the U.S. Senate seat next week.