Roy Moore

Politician

1947 –

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Who is Roy Moore?

Roy Stewart Moore is an American judge and Republican politician and the current Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. He is noted for his prior refusal, in 2003, in his first term as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments from the Alabama Judicial Building despite orders to do so from a federal judge. On November 13, 2003, the Alabama Court of the Judiciary unanimously removed Moore from his post as Chief Justice.

In the years preceding his first election to the state Supreme Court, Moore successfully resisted attempts to have a display of the Ten Commandments removed from the courtroom. The controversy around Moore generated national attention. Moore's supporters regard his stand as a defense of "judicial rights" and the Constitution of Alabama. Moore contended that federal judges who ruled against his actions consider "obedience of a court order superior to all other concerns, even the suppression of belief in the sovereignty of God."

Moore sought the Republican nomination for the governorship of Alabama in 2006, but lost to incumbent Bob Riley in the June primary by a nearly 2-to-1 margin.

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Born
Feb 11, 1947
Gadsden
Also known as
  • Roy Stewart Moore
  • Judge Roy Moore
Parents
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Baptists
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • United States Military Academy
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • Etowah High School
Lived in
  • Alabama
  • Gadsden

Submitted
on July 23, 2013