Justice Moore Removed While Court Rules Ten Commandments Display Constitutional

AUSTIN, November 14, 2003 (  A federal court in Texas ruled Wednesday that a Ten Commandments monument just northwest of the state Capitol building does not infringe the constitution.  Meanwhile, on Thursday the Alabama Court of the Judiciary decided to remove Chief Justice Roy Moore from office. The court found Moore guilty of an ethics violation for refusing to comply this summer with U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson’s order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of the state judicial center.

Commenting on the removal of Justice Moore, James Dobson of Focus on the Family said, “This decision is an insult to all people of faith, who are being told that the public acknowledgement of God is unconstitutional. Throughout this judicial charade, and throughout all the controversy leading up to it, Chief Justice Moore remained committed to his oath of office, to the Alabama Constitution and the U.S. Constitution, all of which include references to God.”  See local coverage:

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