On Friday, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was suspended from his position after being charged with violating judicial ethics in his response to federal court rulings on same-sex marriage.
That is, he ordered every probate judge in Alabama to defy the law.
Now that he has been suspended (again) Moore, you will be stunned to learn, is goose-stepping around shouting zat he iz above zee law und vill do vatevar he vants!!
“The Judicial Inquiry Commission has no authority over the administrative orders of the chief justice of Alabama or the legal injunctions of the Alabama Supreme Court prohibiting probate judges from issuing same-sex marriage licenses,” Moore said. “The Judicial Inquiry Commission has chosen to listen to people like Ambrosia Starling, a professed transvestite and other gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals, as well as organizations that support their agenda.”
Organizations such as that hot bed of sexual depravity, the U.S. Supreme Court.
Moore himself has likened the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling to Nazi oppression
Because as with the rest of his fellow travelers, it’s all projection, all the time at WROY.
and has tapped Liberty Counsel chairman Mat Staver, the Religious Right activist who used bizarre legal arguments to defend Kentucky clerk Kim Davis in her unsuccessful attempt to flout the Supreme Court on marriage equality, to represent him in the case.
It would be a shame if thousands of unusually aggressive fire ants got into the room where they were meeting and … I jest. I wouldn’t want that to happen to fire ants.
But this again raises the issue of culture wars/battles/scraps. Certainly the fact that equal marriage is the law of the land and Moore was suspended for ordering judges to defy it is a vast improvement over a very short time ago, when a unicorn in every garage seemed far more likely than nationwide equal marriage. But it’s going to take a long time to reach a point where the Moores of the world are treated like the Bardwells of the world and the critters are reduced to begging for gigs at this or that RW think tank.